A moun­tain to climb

Chal­lenge in mem­ory of her par­ents

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jo-Anne Rowney jo-anne.rowney@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A DAUGH­TER set to climb the high­est moun­tain in Africa in mem­ory of her par­ents.

An­nie Januszewski, who is mar­ket­ing man­ager at GreenAcres Wood­land Burial Park, Potkiln Lane, Jor­dans, is in se­ri­ous train­ing as on Fe­bru­ary 20 she will be­gin the 19,341ft as­cent of Mt Kil­i­man­jaro, the high­est moun­tain in Africa.

She is tak­ing on the chal­lenge, with Dis­cover Ad­ven­ture, in mem­ory of her par­ents, Mark and

is FIRE crews are of­fer­ing free first aid cour­ses for bik­ers. The ses­sions, which in­clude guid­ance on how to man­age a crash scene, will be run­ning at fire sta­tions across Buck­ing­hamshire through­out the year.

They usu­ally take up to 12 peo­ple, start at 7.30pm and last about three hours. Buck­ing­hamshire Michèle Januszewski.

Her mother died last Jan­uary, while her fa­ther died the pre­vi­ous year.

The ex­treme trek will take her eight days to com­plete and will mean hik­ing up­hill for on av­er­age, 10 hours a day.

She will not only have to cope with ex­treme phys­i­cal fa­tigue and aching limbs, but also the very high like­li­hood of al­ti­tude sick­ness.

She said: “I re­alise that I have not given my­self much time to pre­pare for this event but that just adds to the chal­lenge – I have un­der two months to get my­self as fit and strong as I pos­si­bly can.

“I’ll be walk­ing to and from work on a daily ba­sis and com­plet­ing much longer, hil­lier treks at week­ends. My poor dog, Zebedee, won’t know what’s hit him!”

The mar­ket­ing man­ager is no stranger to a chal­lenge, as she of­fi­cially be­came the 50th woman ever to row an ocean a few years ago.

The fundraiser will ben­e­fit Iain Ren­nie Hospice, which looked after An­nie’s par­ents.

She added: “The nurses at Iain Ren­nie were such an amaz­ing support to both of my par­ents prior to their re­cent deaths.

“I can­not thank them enough and will al­ways do what­ever I can to help them con­tinue their fab­u­lous work.”

Spon­sor An­nie at www. just­giv­ing.com/An­nieKil­i­man­jaro or pop in to the burial park in Jor­dans to do­nate.

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