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Suffolk man raises over £200,000 with volcano trek

PUBLISHED: 15:44 20 February 2018

Suffolk man Alex Wotton completed a trek up Mount Elgon. Picture: FARM AFRICA

Suffolk man Alex Wotton completed a trek up Mount Elgon. Picture: FARM AFRICA

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A Suffolk man has completed a seven-day hike up a volcano for charity.

Alex Wotton, who lives in Hessett, took a trek up Mount Elgon on the Uganda-Kenya border with 12 others.

The team managed to raise £238,000 for charity Farm Africa.

Mr Wotton, a chief commercial officer at the Oscar Mayer company, said:

“It was an incredible opportunity to be able to climb Mount Elgon in aid of Farm Africa, whose work supporting farmers in eastern Africa is as inspiring as it is important.

“Walking at altitude across the mountain’s rugged terrain was incredibly difficult, but it was made easier by the knowledge that it was for such an important cause.”

The 100-kilometre route the team of 12 took had never been done before.

You can read about the adventure on their blog.

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