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Solihull care home workers receive cash boost to tackle mountain.

A GENEROUS Solihull care home resident has donated £2,000 towards a charity mountain climb to be tackled by two staff members.

A GENEROUS Solihull care home resident has donated £2,000 towards a charity mountain climb to be tackled by two staff members.

Leon Palmer and Mawson Chipchase (Chip), from Sunrise in Solihull, will become team ‘Two Men One Mountain’ in an effort to raise £20,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

The pair will tackle the 5,896m mountain on August 16 and have been visiting every Sunrise Senior Living in the UK to raise funds for a section of the giant Sunrise flag to be planted at the summit of the mountain.

When Sunrise resident Ailisa Daniels heard of the venture she offered to make the hefty donation from her estate.

Leon said: “A huge thanks to Ailisa Daniels for the donation. Chip and I were really touched by her support.

“The gift has helped Sunrise of Solihull pass the £4,000 mark in just two weeks of fund raising for the Alzheimer’s Society. A big thank you to everyone.”

Chip, activities and volunteer coordinator at Sunrise of Solihull added: “Working at Sunrise I see people each day that suffer with Alzheimer’s so I want to help as much as I can. I’ve always wanted to climb Kilimanjaro and this challenge will mean so much more, knowing that every step I take I will be supporting people living with dementia.”

 

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