Mountain trek to raise money for Hope House
Lifelong Shrewsbury Town supporter Ian Teece, a Sovereign Club member at the Greenhous Meadow, is gearing up for his greatest challenge yet to raise funds for Hope House Children's Hospices.
Ian, from Pontesford, together with his wife Karen and nine friends will shortly head to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
"As long term supporters of Hope House, we occasionally look to do something a little difference to try and raise much needed revenue for this amazing establishment," said Ian.
"In the past I have completed the Long Mynd Hike, raising £3,000, and four years ago we held a charity ball in the Sovereign Suite at the Greenhous Meadow which raised in excess of £7,000.
"This year, in celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary, we decided to go on safari in the Serengeti, followed by a trip to Zanzibar.
"While planning the trip, one of our friends suggested that as we were already in Africa why didn't we consider climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
"As keen walkers and trekkers, that's what we have decided to do!"
Ian and Karen, together with their friends, set off on October 24 and hope to reach the 5,895 metre summit at Uhuru Peak on October 30 before continuing their adventure.
Anyone wishing to support Ian's efforts can make a donation by visiting www.justgiving.com/Ian-Teece
Alternatively, you can send a cheque made out to 'Ian Teece Fundraising Account' at HTL, 8 Lingen Road, Ludlow Business Park, Ludlow, SY8 1XD.
Andrew Tretton, commercial sales executive at Shrewsbury Town, added: "Ian's done a lot of great work for Hope House in the past and it's a fantastic charity which we, as a club, have also worked closely with.
"We would like to wish Ian, Karen and their friends all the very best with their latest challenge."