Everest climb raises �4,000

A father of four who survived cancer five years ago has raised �4,000 completing an epic climb up Everest. Mike Crawley, from Reepham, made it to Everest base camp, 18,00ft above sea level, raising �4,000 for charity East Anglia's Children's Hospices, which helps seriously ill children.

A father of four who survived cancer five years ago has raised �4,000 completing an epic climb up Everest.

Mike Crawley, from Reepham, made it to Everest base camp, 18,000ft above sea level, raising �4,000 for charity East Anglia's Children's Hospices, which helps seriously ill children.

It is his second adventure raising cash for the charity, having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2006, raising �7,000.

Mr Crawley, who is in his 50s, said: 'We trekked for eight days into a high wilderness of rock and glaciers. The biggest challenge was acclimatising to the altitude - it was like walking uphill for eight days in a deep freezer with no oxygen.


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'It was an amazing experience though and I'm thrilled to have raised nearly �4,000 for Each- a huge thank you to everyone who has sponsored me.'

Each provides care and support for life-threatened children and their families in their own homes, as well as at the charity's hospices based at Quidenham in Norfolk, Ipswich in Suffolk and Milton in Cambridgeshire.

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Donations can still be made at Mr Crawley's Justgiving page until the end of January - http://www.justgiving.com/everestforeach

For more information about EACH and how you can help, please visit www.each.org.uk

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