Avon firefighter aims high in fundraising challenge

A firefighter from Avon Fire & Rescue Service is scaling new heights in a bid to raise money for charity.

Danny Munden, who is based at Speedwell Fire Station in Bristol, will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, over eight days.

Wearing his fire kit Danny will take the Shira route to the summit of the mountain, a total of 5,895 metres.

Danny will be completing the Slow Way Up challenge in aid of Children in Need, having previously raised money for the charity by taking part in the Slow Way Down in October 2008, where he was joined by two colleagues to ride mopeds from John O’Groats in Scotland to Tarifa in Spain.

Speaking about his latest adventure, Danny said: “I am always up for a challenge and have wanted to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for some time now. I can’t think of a better way to challenge myself and raise money for charity at the same time.

“Children in Need is a great cause to raise money for, as hundreds of children both here and abroad benefit from its work. I am really looking forward to this challenge and can’t wait to get started.”

Danny will begin his trip on Wednesday 13 October.

Details of the challenge can be found by logging on to www.theslowwayup.com

The website allows members of the public to track Danny’s progress and find out all the latest news and information about how well the challenge is going. It has been created by Bristol based company 3sixty Digital Marketing.

Other companies who have been supporting the challenge include Power Traveller and the Bristol Sports Academy at Filton.

To sponsor Danny visit www.justgiving.com/slowwayup