Fundraiser takes time out for love

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An “adrenaline junkie” from Sutton Bridge who has just climbed Kilimanjaro for charity says she is giving it all up for love.

Danielle Childs (21) is planning to take some time out to keep her feet firmly on the ground while she prepares to marry her fiancée, Lee Crane.

Until now, her fundraising adventures have included parachuting out of a plane, a bungee jump and cycling from Hunstanton to Long Sutton – even though she ended up with two flat tyres.

Altogether, she has raised more than £6,000 over two years.

She said: “Because I work in Boots I have seen a lot of customers come and go.

“I know of five who have passed away because of cancer and I think it is such a cruel thing.

“If what I do helps just one person I think it’s worthwhile.”

Her ten-day Kilimanjaro challenge took place last month, when she joined a party of 28 for a 5,895m journey to the top of Africa.

She said: “I applied for the challenge after watching the celebrities do it for Comic Relief.

“When I arrived at Heathrow Airport and met up with the others I didn’t know anyone but by the time we had finished we were like one big family.”

In spite of suffering severe altitude sickness along the way, she raised £4,450 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The total raised by the group was £172,000. She said: “It was tough but a very proud moment when I got to the top.”