Epic mountain climb in aid of cancer charity

Scott Kingsley is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of charity.

Scott Kingsley is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of charity.

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The memory of a friend’s 
battle with cancer is inspiring a Skegness man to climb a 
dormant volcano for charity.

Scott Kingsley is to attempt a 6,000 metre high ascent to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa to raise money for the Anthony Nolan charity.

He has set himself the ambitious target of £20,000 – and is doing all this in memory of close friend Nathan Hancock, who lost his battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma seven years ago.

Scott explained: “Nathan was a dear friend, a brother to me. To see him suffer was absolutely heart-breaking.

“To think this is happening to so many others made me wonder how I could help make a difference for those affected.

“It costs £100 to put a potential stem cell donor on the Anthony Nolan register and, by raising £20,000, we’ll have funded 200 more registered donors. Each registration could possibly lead to a life-saving stem cell match.”

Scott, who now lives and works in Bangkok, added: “I know Nathan will be by my side throughout the climb.”

It takes about eight days to climb Kilimanjaro – with altitude sickness just one of the difficulties to overcome.