A SERIAL fund-raiser will take time off from his charity work now he has conquered the highest mountain in Africa.
Jack Murray, 22, of Woodward Way, Swadlincote, climbed the 5,895 metre Tanzanian mountain Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Help the Hospices.
Mr Murray had previously completed the London Marathon, cycled from Newcastle to South Shield and cycled 250 miles from London to Paris for the charity which supported his uncle, Neil Jones, prior to his death at the age of just 39.
Mr Murray, who works at TNT, told the Mail: “The trip was fantastic. I had the time of my life and met some amazing and inspiring people who I will stay friends with for a lifetime.
“Tanzania is a beautiful country and Kilimanjaro was magical.
“The group of 28 climbed Kilimanjaro reaching Gilman’s point at 5,681 metres but not everybody made it to Uruhu Peak at 5,895 metres.”
Mr Murray said he will now take a break from fund-raising after raising almost £5,900 for the charity which will pay for 10 nursing training grants.
He added that he thanked everyone who has helped him during his time fund-raising.