Coltishall woman climbs Kilimanjaro for Help for Heroes charity

A Coltishall woman is teaming up with two friends to trek up Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.

Nancy Mackintosh, 49, is joining Clodagh Masters, 41, from Raveningham, and Miranda Stephens, 49, from Bergh Apton for the adventure having all decided it was time 'give something back'.

Mrs Mackintosh, who will be raising funds for Help For Heroes, said: 'We want to raise as much money as possible. This is something people should do to challenge themselves.

'Help For Heroes is a relevant cause today. I want to raise as much awareness of the charity as possible because war doesn't stop for some soldiers when they come home, some come back with injuries that they have to live with for the rest of their lives.

'My husband has also been doing some charity cricket matches to raise money for Help For Heroes. This trek is just something we can do to help, while there are people are serving our country,' she explained.

Mrs Masters is raising funds for the Norfolk Diabetes Trust and Juvenile Diabetics Research Foundation International (JDRF) after her 11-year-old son Jack was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in January last year.

Mrs Stephens is supporting the East Coast Hospice charity after her father stayed in a hospice before he passed away.

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They are currently on their eight day trek up the 19,340ft (5895 metres) high mountain and have been training by walking and marching up and down Mousehold Heath in Norwich.