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Car dealership staff climbing Kilimanjaro for charity

Date published: 14 February 2018


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Staff of a local car dealership are taking part in a charity challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. 

Three members of the Swansway Honda group, which has sites in Rochdale, Stockport and Bolton, are currently tackling the gruelling 20,000ft, six-day trek via the Marangu route. 

Bill Stow, head of business, Laura Furber from the fleet team and David Smyth, company director, flew out to Zanzibar on 10 February for the charity trek. The trio will face freezing temperatures and tough terrain, as well as possible altitude sickness, in a bid to tackle what is the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Keen walker Bill has taken part in previous climbs, including Mount Snowdon, but this will be his biggest challenge to date. He has surpassed his original target of £500, reaching a total of £980 to date. The team will be raising money for St Luke’s Hospice. 

Mr Smyth said: “As a family owned and run business, Swansway has always supported staff in whatever fund-raising challenges they take part in. This is one of the bigger challenges that we have chosen to tackle and the three of us are going to urge each other on to get to the top.” 

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