Epic Charity Trek Success for Carpet Cleaning Company

A team from the UK’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning and damage restoration business, Chem-Dry have raised in excess of £9,000 following a successful climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, in aid of the Chem-Dry’s Charity of the Year - Asthma UK

Online PR News – 27-April-2011 – – Beverley, UK 27 April 2011: The group of 15, made up of employees, franchisees and individuals from Chem-Dry’s private equity company LDC, spent six days trekking through rainforest, moorland and alpine desert, with the aim of reaching the ice capped tip of the mountain – Uhuru Peak. The participants walked six to eight hours every day and lived out of backpacks for the duration of the challenge. The thinning air and ever changing weather conditions tested the group’s resolve and determination to battle on to the summit. All but one made it to the top, albiet exhausted and in pain after a gruelling nine hour climb in the darkness and freezing cold temperatures.

Andrew Lloyd-Jones, Chem-Dry UK Managing Director, said: “Chem-Dry wanted to take part in a challenge that would help pull in substantial funds for our Charity of the Year, Asthma UK. The Kilimanjaro climb was a huge mental and physical challenge that saw everyone struggle at times. Reaching the summit and raising over £9,000 for the charity is a huge achievement for the whole of Chem-Dry. I would personally like to thank all of our sponsors for their kind support.

Catherine Morton, Corporate Partnerships Officer for Asthma UK, said: “Congratulations to the group for their amazing achievement and huge thanks for their generous donations which will help fund vital research into the causes of asthma. Some people with asthma can’t even climb the stairs at home let alone climb Kilimanjaro, so this money will be a great help in supporting them through specialist services like our Asthma UK Adviceline“.

There is still time to donate and help support the Asthma UK cause. Cheques are to be made payable to Asthma UK and sent to: Kristy Sanderson, Chem-Dry UK, Colonial House, Swinemoor Lane, Beverley HU17 0LS.

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