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.

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.