Scott Quinnell scales new heights for cancer charity
Rugby legend Scott Quinnell could be taking on his toughest challenge yet as he attempts to scale Africa’s tallest mountain to raise cash for a lung cancer charity.
Scott and his fellow climbers will have to overcome altitude sickness and extreme temperatures on their gruelling trek to the summit of the 5,891.8 metre high peak.
He said: “Climbing Kilimanjaro will be one of my toughest ever challenges. I hope that you are able to support me to help raise as much money as possible for the Stepping Stones Appeal. “
Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, launched the Stepping Stones Appeal in January in order to increase awareness of the disease and fund research into lung cancer treatment.
Lung cancer is the commonest cause of cancer death in England and Wales and nearly 2,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in Wales every year. Although often associated with smoking, an increasing number of people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked.
To sponsor Scott online, visit www.justgiving.com/captainquinnell or donate £2 to the Brains AS climbers by texting Climb to 70099.