A INTREPID family climbed Kilimanjaro in support of the Stratford Cancer and Eye Hospital appeal.
Mindy and Conrad Yorke and their son Alex climbed the 5,985 metre high mountain in Tanzania and raised over £3,400 which will be used to upgrade the cancer unit’s chemotherapy chairs.
As a hairdresser in Stratford, Mindy meets lots of people who will benefit from the new hospital and wanted to do something to support the appeal.
The trio were researching and training since January and walked 1,600 miles in preparation for climbing the highest mountain in Africa – something which was out of novice trekker Mindy’s comfort zone.
She said: “Upgrading the chemotherapy chairs from the standard chairs available, will make a real difference to patients.
“At times treatment can take over ten-hours and so it is really important that patients are provided with the most comfortable chair possible, we really appreciate the overwhelming support for our trek.”
The Stratford Cancer and Eye Hospital appeal total now stands at over £876,000.
Visit www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/mindyyorke1 to donate.