DoorCo team take on Kilimanjaro challenge

Lucy Daniels and Mark Towers
Lucy Daniels and Mark Towers

Two members of the DoorCo team – Lucy Daniels and Mark Towers – have signed up to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September to help support Kelly’s Heroes, the industry charity that works to raise mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

Mark said: “DoorCo has always been supportive of the charity, and it has been the focus of our fundraising for a number of years.

“The Kilimanjaro challenge will be really tough, but being part of a team with a shared goal who will support each other – and the stunning scenery – will help us along the way.

“Of course, raising awareness of the mental health challenges we hear more and more about, particularly in the younger generation, is the biggest incentive,” he continued.

“Having a charity like Kelly’s Heroes available for anyone to access is important, as you never know when one of your own family may need help.

“I am not the fittest person in the world and trying to build up the stamina to achieve our goal of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route in six days, is a challenge in itself.

Lucy added: “For me, it’s also all about the charity. Kelly’s Heroes is such a great cause and the help they provide is nothing short of amazing. Challenges like these are a great reminder that charities are reliant on donations and fundraising events to continue their amazing work.

“The work Kelly’s Heroes does is incredible. Mental Health is still a taboo subject for many people. We need to encourage people to speak up more to enable support from those around us. Kelly’s Heroes does a great job with spreading the message that it’s ‘ok not to be ok’,” she continued.

“More people suffer with mental health than we realise and even those who seem happiest can have their struggles. The charity offers educational courses and personal help for those in need, providing a ‘Listening Ear’ seven days a week on their website.”

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