Climbing to the summit of the worlds tallest mountain Most Everest at 8,848m tall is the aim of a team to raise funds for the Helen Hick Stroke Foundation. The team are Karl Hick, along with two of his sons Charlie and Alfie who works at Allison Homes and will be joined by work colleagues Andrew McPartlin and Mark Calo.
The team have already started their intense physical training programme and set off to Nepal and the Himalayan mountains on March 22nd 2022 for a two week trek which will see them reach the highest point on earth.
The aim is to raise £50,000 for the charity which will help create support groups and reassurances.
Karl said, ‘after witnessing Helen suffer from a stroke and seeing what little support was available to help the victims made me angry. I was upset to think that many people before Helen had suffered and been given very little support or help. More concerning was that there are many things that everyone can do on a regular basis which will prevent strokes from even happening.
I quickly started thinking of ways I could help, my first idea was to set-up a charity and have a fundraising event which would capture the imagination of the public and raise, not only some funds, but also awareness. I also distributed leaflets to my employees explaining what they could do in their own lives to help prevent themselves and their families from this suffering.
The Everest challenge will not only create awareness but also raise some much needed investment into research and help for stroke sufferers.
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