Michael Cole – Personal Challenge To Climb Kilimanjaro

Michael Cole raising money for Llanelli Hospice by climbing KilimanjaroMichael Cole, a British Airways 747 pilot, will be climbing Africa's highest mountain on Saturday 16th February 2013 to raise money for Ty Bryngwyn Hospice. He was inspired to support the Hospice after he lost his Aunty some years ago to cancer and has heard of the remarkable work carried out by Hospice Staff.

Michael, from Llanelli, would greatly appreciate any donations made to this very worthwhile cause.

Donations can be made at Michael Cole's fundraising page at Virgin Money Giving.

Michael will also be running a blog on Facebook Ty Bryngwyn Michael Cole.

Update 26 March 2013

Mike  Cole  KilimanjaroTo date Mike Cole has raised £1247.00

Africa is a very special place for me, I first went there for 3 months after finishing university on a charity expedition building a school and medical clinic in Zimbabwe.

I had my 10 year anniversary as a BA pilot last autumn and wanted to do something poignant and special to commemorate. My parents  wanted to give me a meaningful present and I told them I wanted to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and at almost 20 000 one of the highest in the world.  They are very kindly funding the climb whilst I will pay all other costs.

Making this amazing challenge even more special would be to raise money for a special cause here at home.  I am raising money for Ty Bryngwyn, Llanelli Hospice, a remarkable and worthwhile charity.  Since all the  costs of the trip are covered by  personal means, this challenge is unique in that all of the money will go directly to Ty Bryngwyn, Llanelli Hospice.

I know that things are tough with the economy and austerity measures, but cancer and other illnesses don't recognise this and the suffering goes on regardless.  Against this backdrop, I would greatly appreciate any donations made to this very worthwhile local charity.

The climb is planned for Saturday 16 February and will last 6 days . The weather conditions vary from 25 degrees at the foot of the mountain in the African plains to minus 10 at the snow capped summit.  The prospect of reaching the summit for  sunrise at the highest point of Africa is really exciting, particularly with the  focus of  raising money for such an important local cause.

Please donate as generously as you are able, all the money goes directly to the charity and not anywhere else.

On behalf of Ty Bryngwyn, thank you smile