ABP man to scale Everest in charity challenge

Meat industry veteran, Elwyn Pugh, will climb Mount Everest in a bid to raise £50,000 for Downs Syndrome Charity, DSGN.

Pugh, who has spent 30 years in the meat industry and is currently working at ABP UK, is an avid fundraiser, raising money for 20 charities throughout his career. These have included major feats such as climbing the Three Peaks, cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, kayaking the great Caledonian Way in less than 48 hours and holding the Guinness World Record for the fastest group kayak crossing of Loch Ness. However the Mount Everest climb, in three weeks’ time, is set to be the biggest challenge yet.

Pugh commented: “This is by no means an easy feat – I’ve been in training for more than 10 weeks and, with only three weeks remaining, the pressure is on. We’ve raised over £5,000 already, so we’re certainly making headway. I’m encouraging everyone to don their trainers, silly hats, aprons - or whatever it may - be to raise money for this very worthy cause.

“Additional funds raised will be donated to Zach Kilkenny, son of Jane Kilkenny, my friend and colleague at ABP Doncaster, who suffers from MoyaMoya disease. I’ll also be posting regularly to my blog while I’m away, so please show your support and stay tuned as I reach dizzy new heights. I’d like to say a special thanks to all those who have shown their support to date – I’m confident that together we can hit the target!”

To donate to Up For Downs please visit: www.justgiving.co.uk/upfordowns or write a cheque to: Elwyn Pugh, ABP Doncaster, Lincolnshire Way, Tranmoor Point, Westmoor Park, Doncaster DN3 3FF with all cheques made payable to Up For Downs.

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