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Mountain climber receives a big lift! from Steeton firm
12:52pm Thursday 2nd January 2014 in News
A student who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for charity received a big lift from a Steeton firm.
Acorn Stairlifts sponsored 19-year-old Olivia Gordon for more than £2,600.
She was among a group of 30 students who took part in a four-day ascent of the 5,895 metre-high African peak.
In total Olivia, a student at Loughborough University, raised more than £4,500 for the Meningitis Research Foundation.
Acorn Stairlifts operations director, Bob Matthews, said: “When we heard about Olivia’s plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of such a deserving charity, we were delighted to sponsor her.
“Everyone at Acorn is incredibly proud of her for making the climb and for raising so much money for the foundation.”
Olivia, who achieved the highest fundraising total of all those from Loughborough who took part, said: “I’m really proud of the money I raised and so grateful to Acorn Stairlifts for helping me get there.
“As a result of the work I’ve done, I had the honour of meeting Paralympic gold medallist, Jonnie Peacock, who suffered from meningitis when he was just five years old. It really put into perspective how the money we’ve raised will fund research into the virus and support for those suffering.”