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Great-nephew of charity founder scales Germany’s tallest mountain for Hope Against Cancer

Christopher Bennett, the great-nephew of Hope Against Cancer’s founder, has climbed the Zugspitze - Germany’s highest mountain.

He was joined in his ascent by friends Victoria, Rebecca, John and Amiee, the intrepid quintet raising money for the Leicester-based charity.

Allison Wilson, Hope Against Cancer’s founder, started the charity in 2003, before tragically losing her own battle with the disease. Chris has pledged to honour her memory in the most inspiring way he can:

“I believe the best way to support a charity is by doing something incredible. My great aunt was an incredible person - so I think it’s only fair!”

And there aren’t many things more incredible than scaling mountains.

This is no ordinary mountain, either. Standing at just under 3,000 meters, the Zugspitze dwarfs any mountain in the UK. It’s taller than Mt Snowdon and Ben Nevis combined - or three times the height of Scafell Pike. Chris and his team truly had their work cut out for them.

Setting off on August 16th, the team spent two nights on the mountainside before reaching the summit on the 18th. From the peak, hikers can survey both Germany and Austria, plus look down on the beautiful Alpine mountain range.

Hope CEO Nigel Rose commended Chris and his team for their outstanding efforts,

“Feats like this are tremendously important for Hope Against Cancer. Not only do they raise money in their own right, but they encourage others to fundraise as well. I’m so proud of Chris and his team - they’re truly an inspiration."

If you’d like to donate to Chris’ cause, you can at the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/zugspitze

Hope Against Cancer raises money to support cutting-edge research in the treatment and prevention of cancer. If you want to know more about the charity and how you can help, visit their website: https://www.hopeagainstcancer.org.uk/how-can-i-help  


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