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Everest climb raises £4,000

PUBLISHED: 10:38 11 January 2009 | UPDATED: 14:55 07 July 2010

Mike crawley at the Everest base camp.

Mike crawley at the Everest base camp.

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.

“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.

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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