Why travel all the way to Nepal to climb Mount Everest when you only have to go to Boston?
That’s the reasoning of four local fundraisers who have just announced a unique charity effort.
Spalding market trader Ian Johnson, former Spalding Homebase manager Steve Slater, Spalding Garth School teacher Kelly Slater and John Prue of Donington are planning to climb Boston Stump 200 times between August 5 and 8.
The massive effort is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest (2,900 feet).
The charity climb is to raise cash for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Action For Children, Boston Stump Restoration Fund and Macmillan Nurses.
Last year Ian, who has a furniture stall outside the Pied Calf on a Tuesday, completed a Leeds to Harrogate charity 120 mile ‘Tour de France’ bike ride, which raised £1,000 in memory of his mum, uncle and cousin.
Ian, who owns Fairprice Furnishings in Heckington, has been actively involved with Breakthrough since 1999.
Now he has even more reason to support the chairty. His youngest sister Joanne (42) was diagnosed with lobular breast cancer last August and has undergone surgery and endured six months of chemotherapy.
Earlier this month the mum-of-two started three weeks of radiotherapy at Lincoln County Hospital.
If you would like to support the charity climb you can donate to Ian’s stall on a Tuesday or visit his Just Giving site www.justgiving.com/Ian-Johnson35/
Ian will also bhe coming to Spalding’s on Saturdays in soon, with a stall opening in the Red Lion Quarter outside Flowers n Things.