Mountain to climb in cancer fundraiser
FORMER Wells girl Kirstie-Jane Dobson is gearing up to take on the challenge of a lifetime as she prepares to climb 5,895 metres of Africa's highest mountain to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
In January Kirstie, who works in Boots in Taunton, will be embarking on an African adventure with more than 60 colleagues from across the country.
She will brave eight days of tough climbing at high altitude, enduring the delights of two man tents, little sleep and no showers.
Kirstie has been taking part in a wide range of fundraising activity's including fancy dress weekend in Boots, car boot sales, coffee mornings and has had support from other Boots stores in the area.
Kirstie said: "Cancer is often the toughest fight many people will ever face with two million people currently living with or beyond cancer in the UK a number set to rise to four million by 2030.
"I am really looking forward to doing my bit to help Macmillan reach more people affected by cancer and make sure nobody faces it alone. I am incredibly grateful for all the support I have received."
Kirstie has already raised £1,500 of her £4,500 target.
To help her reach the rest of her target go to www.justgiving.com/kirstie-jane-dobson.