Doug Bennett has done it again for Us in a Bus, setting himself the huge challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for us. And raise money he has, with the total reaching just over £2,000 and with money still being donated.
Doug and his friends set off on 23 October and it took a week of grueling climbing to reach the summit. And Doug carried the new Us in a Bus flag all the way and proudly wrapped himself in it at the top to celebrate achieving his challenge and raising so much money for us.
Doug told us why he wanted to do this “Following a golf day, a couple of mates said they were doing a jaunt up Kilimanjaro, so I thought, I love a challenge and Kilimanjaro is a good one! And I wanted to raise money for Us in a Bus because I think I’m lucky and they simply need support!”
But it wasn’t just a simple ‘jaunt’, Doug has had months and months of serious training, wearing a special mask to ready himself for the altitude he would be climbing and walking in.
Doug, thank you from everyone at Us in a Bus for your support and the huge amount of money you have raised, and many congratulations on such a fantastic personal achievement!