A FUNDRAISER who had a mountain to climb to bring in £10,000 is celebrating after topping his target.
Mike Shattock, of Truesdale Gardens, Langtoft, set himself three challenges in an attempt to raise the cash – cycling from London to Paris, the New York Marathon and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – and after succesfully completing the ride alreay has the money.
His employee, Spalding-based Bakkavor, has match-funded Mike’s Yellow Beetle Challenge efforts, meaning he has £20,000 to donate to the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability in Putney, London.
He wanted to help the hospital because it is caring for his wife, Sam, who suffered a cardiac arrest in January last year.
Mike, an IT manager, said: “I have just been so overwhelmed by the support I’ve received. It is not just me that has raised the £10,000, it is down to the efforts of hundreds of people.
“I can’t thank Bakkavor enough, not just for this amazing donation but I personally couldn’t wish for a better employer.
“They have supported me 100 per cent through the nightmare we are going through.”
Bakkavor’s staff shop manager Pat Baxter said: “Bakkavor Spalding’s Staff Shop puts all its profits back into local community and employee initiatives.
“We particularly like to support our employees at the site when they and their families are personally affected by a situation. Mike’s efforts to raise money through the Yellow Beetle Challenge have been fantastic and we are more than happy to match the £10,000 he has now raised.”