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In memory of Graham Cataldo Davies

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[p]At 7.10 am on Wednesday the 18th April 2007 my 16 year old son, Graham, died. He was on a morning run before school to get in shape to climb Kilimanjaro. We were going to climb it as a “father and son kind of a thing”. A few months previously we had watched together Al Gore’s video [i]An Inconvienient Truth[/i] and I was wanting him to bear witness to there being a glacier on its summit, and that within his life time the glacier would disappear. That was over 10 years ago.[/p][p]I had attempted to climb Kilimanjaro in 1981 after working in Malawi on a VSO placement and I made it to Gilman's Point (5685 m) which is on the crater rim. I had intended to climb Kilimanjaro on what would have been his 26th birthday and make it to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895 m). However, in December 2016 I had a heart attack and my trip had to be postponed. I undertook the trek between 11 - 21 October 2018 and made the summit on the morning of 18 October 2018. I hope to raise some money for charities, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) so please help. I am covering the cost of my trip so all donations will go to the charities... The donation page will remain open until Graham's birthday 20 March 2019.[/p][p]For further details of the story and the vicissitudes of my journey you can follow my blog on:[/p][p]www.keithdavieskiliblog.wordpress.com[/p][p]The photograph is of Graham added to a photograph I took in 1981 when I first attempted to climb the mountain.[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Feb 6, 2019

Barry Mayhew

A worthy cause - I wish you success in all that you are trying to achieve with this climb.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 2, 2019

John and Adelia Lucas

Well done on reaching the summit, and your dedication to the cause.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 6, 2019

Dave Lees

£100.00

Jan 6, 2019

M Kerry

£50.00

Dec 18, 2018

Gervase and Susan Vernon

so sorry to hear about your son, Keith

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Dec 4, 2018

David B

Well done Keith - a fitting tribute to your son

£25.00

Nov 23, 2018

Linzi and Tim

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nov 13, 2018

Anne Cox

£20.00

Nov 12, 2018

Bruce Fit

£10.00

Nov 10, 2018

Anonymous

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