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Romford girl to climb Kilimanjaro in memory of grandad

PUBLISHED: 07:00 17 April 2015

Chloe Hammond is climbing Kilimanjaro in August for Prostate Cancer UK. Her grandad died of it four years ago.

Chloe Hammond is climbing Kilimanjaro in August for Prostate Cancer UK. Her grandad died of it four years ago.

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A young barmaid is taking a break from pulling pints to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of her grandfather.

Chloe Hammond, 18, is hoping the donations pour in ahead of her mammoth task in August, when she will be raising money for Prostate Cancer UK in memory of her grandad.

The student, of Amber Court in Romford, said the climb is a great way to challenge herself as well as raise money for such a worthwhile cause.

“I’ve been passionate about the charity since my grandad was diagnosed,” she said. “He passed away four years ago and now I’m showing my support by doing the five-day trek. I hope to raise lots of money for the charity and make more people aware of the horrible disease and what work the charity do to help people diagnosed and their families.”

Chloe’s training for the 5,895-metre climb has involved running up and down hills and “gymming every day”, although she has never done anything quite like this before.

It will be quite a change from her usual week of studying for her degree at CPA Studios in Romford, but she is hoping to raise a total of £4,000, and £2,000 by June.

“I wanted to challenge myself and raise awareness,” she said. “It will be a completely new experience but I’m looking forward to it.”

To donate to Chloe, visit justgiving.com/chloe-hammond1.


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