On World Cancer Day, let’s get Phil up the hill!

04 February 2016 | Supporter stories

Phil Brunkard and his son raising money for usTo mark World Cancer Day and raise money for World Cancer Research Fund, our supporter Phil Brunkard has set off for Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – but he needs your help to reach the summit!

Phil, from Halifax in West Yorkshire, has set himself the challenge of raising £5,895 - an incredible £1 for each metre climbed – and he hopes to reach his target over the next couple of weeks, before he completes his climb of the iconic peak.

He has already raised over £5,000 with initiatives including releasing an album with friends and colleagues, attending local fairs and gaining support from his employer BT, where he was named as the Chairman’s “Fundraiser of the Month” for November.

Phil, who is Head of Design at BT, said: “I’ve had so much support from everyone, as well as BT. It’s been fantastic. I think World Cancer Research Fund’s focus on prevention, and the things we can all do to protect ourselves, really deserves some support.”

World Cancer Research Fund Head of Fundraising Paul Fretwell said: “This is an incredible achievement and we’re so pleased that Phil is supporting us. We’re proud that he’s supporting our cancer prevention research – it’s because of people like him that we can continue to do our vital work.”

World Cancer Research Fund estimates that about a third of common cancers could be prevented through maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet and being regularly physically active.

To sponsor Phil directly and help him achieve his target of £1 raised for every metre climbed, visit his fundraising page.

To find out more about the Kilimanjaro Summit challenge, or any of World Cancer Research Fund’s other treks, call us on 020 7343 4259, email events@wcrf.org or visit our Kilimanjaro Summit events page.

Leanne Richards | 04 February 2016

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