Next stop Mount Kilimanjaro for Neil

HAVING trained on the Suffolk heights - and Snowdonia - Neil Kenyon is ready to take on his greatest challenge.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) group secretary, who works at NFU Mutual’s Suffolk Coastal group office in Halesworth, is gearing up to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro.

But his charity challenge in February will take him almost 50 times higher than the 128-metre Great Wood Hill at Rede, near Halesworth.

“I have been a keen mountaineer for a number of years and I am turning 40 next year,” he said.

“I thought it would be a fantastic idea to combine my love of the hills with a fundraising project for the Make A Wish children’s charity. I will be taking the less trodden and more technical Macahme route and the trek will last 10 days.

“I have a minimum target of �3,500 but I am hoping to raise far more than that for this worthy cause.”

The Make A Wish children’s charity aims to make dreams come true for terminally ill children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses.

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Neil has already secured some corporate sponsorship with Lovewell Blake Chartered Accounts agreeing to be main sponsors and Autoglass, Hammond Landrover of Halesworth and Cunningham Lindsey Loss Adjusters providing generous support.

Anyone wanting to help him reach his target can go to his fund-raising page,