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Ben to Climb Kilimanjaro for St Luke's Hospice

Jan 24, 2013

Ben Phillips, our Operations Direction, has made the fantastic decision to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – the world’s tallest, free-standing mountain – to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice, and he needs your help to reach his target.

With a target of £5,000, Ben is over halfway to achieving his goal but is calling on others for support to help him reach the full amount.

As the climb draws near, Ben explained his decision to take part in the St Luke’s Kilimanjaro challenge: “St Luke’s Hospice is a charity very close to my heart, as they looked after both my Nan and two very close friends before they unfortunately passed away. While it was difficult coping, it was comforting to know that St Luke’s Hospice and their fantastic team of nurses and carers were there to help.”

“I wanted to do something that would not only be a challenge for me personally, but would raise awareness of the contribution that St Luke’s makes to those of us in need, at our most desperate time.”

“The hospice costs a staggering £6m a year to run, with 70% of these costs being met by fundraising efforts. I hope that by taking part in my challenge I can make a small dent in their fundraising targets to ensure that they can continue to provide care to those who need St Luke’s care and expertise.”

With St Luke’s Hospice being close to Ben’s heart, we have decided to name St Luke’s as our chosen charity of the year for 2013.

Ben’s climb will take part between 13th and 23rd March. If you’d like to make a donation, visit Ben’s Just Giving page at

A big thank you to all of our customers who have already made a donation.