Climbing Kilimanjaro is no mean feat. Standing at 19,370ft, Craig and two of his friends, Paddy Herbert and Adi Toal are tackling the mountain to raise vital funds for Myton.
Craig is a fundraising veteran for Myton, participating in challenge events since 2009. These have included 500+ mile cycle challenge, 24 peaks challenge and, more recently, The Dads & Dragons Snowdon Challenge, raising an amazing £16,904.
Naming their challenge ‘Altitude for Angels’, Craig and his friends are raising money in memory of Craig’s brothers.
Craig’s youngest brother, Daniel, died of cancer in 2016 at Warwick Myton Hospice, aged just 24 years old.
Sadly, in May of this year, Craig’s other brother, Carl, died aged 50, again to cancer. Carl spent his last few days at Coventry Myton Hospice.
The Myton Hospices is very special to me and my family. Both of my brothers spent their last few days in the exceptional care of Myton.
From personal experience I can say that The Myton Hospices provided a warm and dignified end of life environment for both of my brothers to die peacefully surrounded by family and friends, which we will forever be grateful for.
The team at Myton were so amazing, providing expert and compassionate care to my brothers and a range of additional support services for my family and friends, ensuring those final moments were as special as they can be.
You may recognise Craig’s son, Ollie, as he has become somewhat of a local celebrity in Coventry.
Craig and Ollie attended the Coventry vs Luton play-off final on 27th May in memory of Carl.
Wearing a Coventry shirt saying ‘Uncle Carl’ with the number 50, Ollie was featured on the front page of the Coventry Telegraph and was even interviewed by BBC Coventry and Warwickshire!
Craig, Paddy and Adi have set a goal of £16,000 to raise before they set of for seven days in September, camping overnight at various altitudes on the mountain and experiencing extreme weather conditions.
They have absolutely smashed their target!
From everyone at The Myton Hospices, we’d like to thank Craig, Paddy and Adi, and all their amazing supporters, for taking on this mountain of a challenge!
We need to raise over £10.5 million this year to provide our services free of charge. We are incredibly grateful for your support!