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Law graduate scales peak to boost charity

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 30, 2014

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A LAW graduate has scaled Mount Snowdon and raised nearly £1,000 for youngsters struggling to survive in war-torn Syria.

Babar Khan, from Outwoods, undertook the challenge with his brother-in-law Naeem Feroz to collect cash to pay for food, shelter and supplies in a country that is currently embroiled in a civil war.

Now, after returning home, Mr Khan spoke to the Mail about his efforts.

He said: “The climb took a total of six-and-a-half hours.

“Heavy rain drew in half way into the climb and between us we raised a total of £935.

“Our day started early – we left Burton at 6am to head to Snowdon.

“I was excited and keen to start climbing as soon as I got there.

“The weather was clear until heavy rain started falling halfway up our climb, but our spirits kept us going.

“The views were breathtaking and the climb was harder than I thought it would be.

“In just three weeks, between me and Naeem we raised almost £1,000 for our charity.

“This would not have been possible without all our sponsors.

“I would like to thank everyone who backed my climb, with a special thanks to the chief executive of the Keystone Group Sean Coyle, who gave generous sponsorship, MP Andrew Griffiths, family GP Dr Singh, Hawley and Rodgers Solicitors and Supply Gap.

“I was also backed by many uncles, aunties, cousins, friends and even the general public who got in touch – my furthest sponsor was from Manchester.

“I am really pleased everyone pulled together to support a good cause and I would like to thank them.

“The day was very long and demanding but well worth it.”

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