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Date added: 19 January 2015

Trio Prepare For Charity Trek 

Three intrepid Swindon businessmen will scale the heights of Kilimanjaro for a Swindon based charity next week
 


The trio – Lee Breakspeare, Haydn Beer, and Paul King – will spend more than a week in Africa, from January 28, where they hope to conquer the 5,895 m peak in support of TWIGS, the community garden-based charity which helps people with mental health, drug and alcohol related problems.
 
Lee, an electrician and property developer, said he had a passion to see the world, especially paths less trodden. He said: “I think that mental health issues are too often overlooked and under-supported, so this trek is a small way in which I can help.”
 
Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa and also the world’s tallest free-standing mountain.
 
The trek will be the fifth expedition there organised for TWIGS, and the three men will be taking the total of those who have climbed in aid of it to 16.
 
Alan Holland, TWIGS services manager, said: “Having spoken to previous climbers I have some idea of what a huge achievement climbing Kilimanjaro is. I wish all three a successful and enjoyable time and thank them all for helping break the stigma attached to mental health.”
 
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