Harrogate Adventurer Scopes Out A New Challenge

Posted in: Community Last updated: 23 Jan 2006

Intrepid fundraiser Chris Lazenby, Engage Mutual Assurance’s Operations Director, is planning his most daring adventure to date, having raised over £3000 for the cerebral palsy charity Scope. True to form, he’s not settling for a modest challenge. He’s embarking on a 10-day Tanzanian adventure from 6th – 16th February 2006, scaling the heights of the famous 5,895 metre high Mount Kilimanjaro.

With just over three months to go, Chris has already exceeded his fundraising target and has extended his thanks to family, friends and colleagues for lending their support such a great cause – and for raising the funds required so quickly.

“The trip has captured everyone’s imagination and Engage has hosted a range of fundraising events, including a Halloween Evening, a Bling Party selling jewellery and raffles of prizes from other local businesses in the Harrogate area. I’d like to thank everyone involved in raising this amount in record time.

It’s a great project to be involved with; Scope can net over £100,000 a trip, Tanzania benefits from the tourism income and Scope gives something to the local community. What’s more – I get fit!”

Chris has been following a gruelling training schedule on the treadmill, cross trainer and rowing machine with a climb up Ingleborough under his belt and trips to Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside planned shortly.

Having done a number of charity events before, Chris is aware that the trip will be a great experience – but certainly no picnic.

“I’m told that, because of altitude sickness, only 15 or 20 of the 50 people going will reach the summit. Despite this, I expect to have a fantastic time. I pay all of my expenses which means any contributions will directly benefit those in need.”

Those wishing to donate to Scope should visit www.scope.org.uk