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On May 8th 2014, a team of ordinary people, will take on an extraordinary challenge and will climb Kilimanjaro, to raise money for charity.

A former Company Sergeant Major in the Army, Marc Roberts, was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2012. Marc, underwent surgery shortly after initial diagnosis, and, despite being"all clear" of cancer since the operation, still under goes regular screening.

Sgt Ben Hughes of The Royal Engineers, who Marc took through military basic training in 1995, heard about Marc's fight and decided that he had to do something to raise cash and awareness for Cancer Research UK, to help fight Cancers of all types. Despite not seeing Marc for almost ten years, Ben called Marc shortly after his operation and asked if he wanted to be part of a fund raising event, which at that time was yet to be decided upon.

Ben organised the team, made up largely of serving and retired Soldiers and Officers from the Army, with several key civilian team members. Marc was invited to take part, and the preperation for climbing Kilimanjaro started in December 2013.

Ben said "I have a lot of time for Marc. He took me through my basic training as my Section Commander and took me under his wing, despite the fact that I am 6 ft 3, and he is only 5 ft 6. When I heard about his fight with Cancer, I felt I had to do something".

In addition to Cancer Research UK, the team are raising funds for the Have A Heart charity, a forces charity "Remount", and "STOP Hunger", a Sodexo initiative that supports the SSAFA/Sodexo Homelessness Fund.

The team take on the challenge of Kilimanjaro in May 2014.

The team:

Ben Hughes - Team Leader

Andy Leach

Marc Roberts

Mark Tompson

Barry Chandler

Jon Fowke

Andy Smith

Rob Sugden

Rhidian Slade-Jones

Rhod Phillip

Russ McAuley

Andrew Britton

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15.06.14 Well done to Andrew Britton. So proud of you son. Big well done to all the lads as well.

11.06.14 Well done Bro. REspect to all concerned

06.06.14 Well done to Marc and the team - great effort all round.

24.05.14 Nice one Andy Britton and all the team what a challenge, if I was 50 years younger I would have come with you. All the best.

22.05.14 Well done Andy and team, massive achievement! :)

16.05.14 Well done to Andy and the rest of the team.

15.05.14 Amazing achievement lads, so proud to call you my cousin Marc Roberts xxx

13.05.14 Hope its going well and lots more donations for charity come in!

11.05.14 Good Luck Love from Kay and Jason

07.05.14 Ben, thank you for the blister advice, I think I've finally cracked it! Best of luck with your mighty challenge... Lee, Gem, Jacob, Callum and Lucy x

07.05.14 Good luck

07.05.14 Good luck Ben and team..

07.05.14 Go Ben! We're all very proud of you. Just keep walking :0) x

07.05.14 Good luck everyone, make sure Tommo keeps his boots lubricated!

07.05.14 Good luck, all the best.

07.05.14 Good luck Jonathan and all the team

06.05.14 Best of luck to Mark and the whole team.

06.05.14 Good luck Tommo and Team x

06.05.14 Good luck to Andy and the team. Just keep going and do not stop!

06.05.14 Good luck to everyone going on the climb. Have fun and stay safe Debz xx


30.04.14 Good luck guys!!! X

29.04.14 Good luck to Jon and the rest of the team

28.04.14 Good luck Andy and the team. Nisha x


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