A SERIAL fund-raiser from South Derbyshire will call time on his charity work – for now at least – after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Jack Murray, 22, of Woodward Way, Swadlincote, will climb the 5,895 metre Tanzanian mountain in the hope of raising £1,100 towards Help the Hospices.
If the TNT worker hits his target, it would take the total amount raised for the charity, which cares for people who are nearing the end of their life, to £5,000.
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 said: “I’m really quite proud of what I have done.
“It has gone so fast but I have done so much and achieved a few dreams.
“I have enjoyed the charity work and the fund-raising side of things so it has been a good challenge.”
Mr Murray, who is also studying for a psychology degree with the Open University, will jet off to Tanzania tomorrow with 24 other fund-raisers.
They will spend five days ascending Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa – to acclimatise to the conditions.
They will then spend two days walking down the mountain.
Mr Murray said: “I’m definitely looking forward to it because it has been one of my dreams.
“I love seeing the world so it will be an eye-opener.
“I have been doing more running and walking to build up my leg strength and to get my body used to long walks.
“Some days we will be walking for three to four hours but other day it could be up to 10 hours.”
To donate to Mr Murray’s challenge, visit www.justgiving.com/jackmurraykilimanjaro2013 or send a text message to 70070 with the word JMCK90 and the amount.