From Lockleaze to Tanzania - local family to climb Mount Kilimanjaro
A father, son and aunt team from north Bristol are jetting off to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro next month to raise money for us. The money they raise will go towards care for premature and very sick babies.
Liam Barry (25), his father Kevin (49) and his aunt Jackie Rees (48), are setting off on 1st March to do the epic 19,340ft climb. The climb and descent should take around 8 days to complete, and the local family have a very special reason for taking on the immense challenge:
“Last December my niece Primrose was born at Southmead Hospital and she developed breathing problems,” explains Liam.
“She was moved to Southmead’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where she stayed for 4 weeks. She was looked after around the clock by the amazing doctors and nurses. I cannot thank the staff enough for everything they did for my family. It felt that everyone went the extra mile to make the recovery process that much easier for us, and that’s why we want to raise as much money as possible to support the fantastic job the staff do.
“Most of my family were born in Southmead Hospital - including my dad, my aunt and myself. We want to give something back, and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro feels like a suitably huge challenge to take on.”
Liam, Kevin and Jackie are hoping to raise £1,000 for our NICU fund with their climb. You can sponsor them here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Liam-Barry7
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