MGF were delighted to help sponsor Sam Hammersley and his intrepid team of explorers as they climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania for a water aid charity called Dig Deep.
Sam and teams from Sheffield and London Universities were tasked with raising £3,000 before setting off on their African adventure.
They tried street collections, cake sales, a half marathon, charity swims and a cycle from Sheffield to Glasgow when disaster struck and one of the group fell off his bike and broke his collar bone.
Undaunted they pressed ahead with their climb and proudly made it to the summit.
Sam’s dad Paul who works for BSP consulting engineers said: “Thank you so much to everyone who helped with the fundraising, especially MGF who stepped in to give a much needed boost as the deadline loomed worryingly close!
“As we climbed above the cloud line the mountain was incredible. Sunsets gave way to the most clear night sky with the Milky Way visible in all its glory. We pushed up and up through an increasingly empty landscape until finally we reached our final camp before the all-important summit.
“We awoke at 2.30am to freezing temperatures and by 3am, after a quick snack, we left to conquer a mountain.
“Bobbing streams of head torches cut through the darkness and as sunrise came the summit felt a long way away. The scree slopes made for slow climbing but as tiredness started to creep in we finally caught sight of the sign on the summit.
“We are proud beyond measure. Once again a massive thank you to everyone who helped out and offered support and sponsorship along the way.
“The money raised is already being used to make an impact on the quality of drinking water and sanitation in Kenya, something so vital for the health of communities. “ Well done to Sam and his team from everyone at MGF.