Climbers are aim­ing to con­quer Kil­i­man­jaro in support of troops

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KINDHEARTED vol­un­teers from Mac­cles­field are tak­ing on a mam­moth char­ity chal­lenge to try and reach the sum­mit of one of the world’s high­est moun­tains.

And the dar­ing pair of do-good­ers won’t be on their own as they make their way up Bor­neo’s Kil­i­man­jaro, as they will be joined by a cou­ple of mod­els.

Adam Edgar and Ming Davies – are set to em­bark on their epic ad­ven­ture next month in aid of mil­i­tary char­ity Help for He­roes.

They were asked to take the trip by the char­ity, after also be­ing in­volved with their em­ployer’s – Edgar Brothers – an­nual Hot­shots cal­en­dar, which also raises funds for Help the He­roes.

The business is Adam’s fam­ily’s company and im­ports mil­i­tary and sports equip­ment. The fam­ily are based at Chep­stow Close in Tyther­ing­ton.

They started the cal­en­dar eight years ago, and in that time it has raised tens of thou­sands of pounds for Help for He­roes by fea­tur­ing mod­els in mil­i­tary out­fits and equip­ment.

The team trav­el­ling to the Asian coun­try for the chal­lenge will in­clude cal­en­dar girls Kelly Hall and Daisy Watts to­gether with Ming and Adam, who are all aim­ing to raise at least £25,000.

So far more than £20,000 has al­ready been pledged on their fundrais­ing page. Edgar Brothers, which is based at Lyme Green business park, is mak­ing its own do­na­tion of £10,000.

Derek Edgar, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Edgar Brothers’, said: “The char­ity asked us to pro­vide a team and Adam and Ming were very keen to get in­volved.

“nd the girls are al­ways so sup­port­ive of what we do – they give up their time to help make the cal­en­dar and raise funds.

“The cal­en­dar it­self has just been re­leased for this year and its do­ing very well.

“Over the years we have

Ahad some of the big­gest names in­volved – in­clud­ing ap­pear­ances by Lucy Pen­drigh and Rosie Jones.

“It goes all around the world now, as far as Aus­tralia and the US, where it sup­ports the coun­try’s ‘Wounded War­rior’ cam­paign. Al­to­gether we sell thou­sands of copies.

“It is amaz­ing how far its come since we started it, but its very re­ward­ing to be sup­port­ing such a great cause like Help for He­roes.”

If you would like to do­nate to the group then go to www.bmy­char­ity. com/teamhot­shots.

If you would like to find out more about the cal­en­dar, or to pur­chase a copy of it, then go to the web­site at www. hot­shotscal­en­dar.com.

●● Kelly Wood, Ming Davies and Daisy Watts aim to reach the sum­mit of Kil­i­man­jaro

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