Suffolk man raises over £200,000 with volcano trek

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 - Credit: Archant

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.


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“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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