Paul Boniface, Ableworld’s franchise director, is embarking on a charity challenge this month to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, standing at nearly 5km from its base.
Boniface is celebrating his 65th birthday this year and instead of retiring or going on a cruise will be marking the occasion with 12 other people by climbing Tanzania’s dormant volcano for good causes.
“I am trading in warmth, relaxation and beer for a demanding physical challenge, sub-zero temperatures and five litres of water a day,” he wrote in a charity campaign post.
“And I couldn’t be happier to do so as the trip will be helping four wonderful community organisations. Thanks for any donation you make – it means a lot to me personally and more importantly a lot to the four amazing organisations we are raising money for.”
The Ableworld boss will be raising money for: The Wingate Centre, which provides support and opportunities for young people with all levels of physical and learning disability or who are otherwise disadvantaged; Mid Cheshire Hospital Charity, whose aim is to provide additional healthcare facilities to families and children over and above that available via the NHS; RedShift Youth Activities, a non-profit community hub and online radio station that provides opportunities to young people; and C.R.Y (Cardiac Risk in the Young).