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Town fans conquer Kilimanjaro

11 December 2012

Ian Teece and Ron Morgan make it to the top of African peak

Big Shrewsbury Town fans Ian Teece and Ron Morgan, together with their wives Karen and Diane and seven friends, have successfully conquered Mount Kilimanjaro after a charity mission.
 
They were delighted to reach the 5,895 metre summit at Uhuru Peak.
 
Ian and Karen, from Pontesford, were raising money for Hope House Children's Hospices while Ron and Diane, from Shrewsbury, were supporting the Dreamcatcher Children Charitable Fund.    
 
Ian, a Sovereign Club member at the Greenhous Meadow, said: “It was without doubt the hardest physical challenge of my life and the final eight hours can only be described as brutal.
 
"We left Kibo camp at midnight and climbed up Scree for five hours in the dark before a final hour clambering through a rock field to reach Gilman’s Point at sunrise before continuing on to the summit.
 
"Physical exhaustion and the effects of altitude sickness mean that 40 per cent of all summit attempts fail, but I am proud to confirm that all 11 of our group reached the summit.” 
Ian and Ron would like to pass on their thanks to all Town fans who have made donations to their respective charity causes after supporting their African mission.
 
It has helped them both exceed their original targets.
 
There is still chance to donate by visiting Ian’s justgiving page www.justgiving.com/Ian-Teece and Ron’s designated website at  www.dreamcatcherchildren.com
 
Andrew Tretton, Shrewsbury Town's commercial sales executive, said it had been a great effort from all involved to successfully climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
 
He added: "We were delighted to hear everything went well and that lots of money has been raised for such worthy causes.
 
"I'm now looking forward to hearing all about it at our next home match against Carlisle this weekend."
 
PICTURED: Town fans Ron Morgan, left, and Ian Teece proudly show the Shrewsbury colours after reaching the summit at Uhuru Peak. 


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