Haywards Heath Insurance Broker to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Help for Heroes

A 22-year-old from Horsham, Joel Butler, has made the announcement that he’s going to be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in order to raise funds for Help for Heroes.

He is going to make the climb up the tallest mountain in Africa in October, which is also the largest freestanding mountain in the world.

Mr Butler works for an insurance broker, Marsh, and they have organised the trip. Help for Heroes is a charity which raises money for servicemen who have been injured in the line of duty.

Not only will Mr Butler need to acclimatise to the changing altitude that is associated with Kilimanjaro’s peaks, but also, raise an impressive £3800 in sponsorship for the charity that cares for our wounded.

The 6-day trek to Uhuru Peak via the Machame Route, which is considered the most scenic yet challenging path to the summit, will entail varying climates including remote wilderness, ice fields, glaciers and the mountains’ snow-covered dome.  Endurance, determination and a large set of lungs is needed for this physically-demanding challenge.

Joel Butler, a certified CII member and client advisor at Marsh Ltd, says “Climbing Kilimanjaro is not something that everyone gets the chance to do – especially with injured servicemen, the people I’m hoping to raise money for, alongside me. Help for Heroes is such a worthwhile charity that I could not pass up the chance to contribute to it”.

“This is definitely a once in a life-time opportunity for me, which I know I will never forget. But without the sponsorship of friends, family and local businesses, this trip will not be possible.

This is why I am organising a charity concert at the Bandstand in Horsham’s Carfax on the 12th August to help me get there. The event will run from 10am till 2pm, and will showcase some of Horsham’s local music. If anyone is interested in corporate sponsorship for the concert, please contact me directly”, adds Joel.

Mr Butler is offering any sponsors advertisement on the day and specialist acknowledgement within any other media generated, including Marsh Ltd’s internal network’s newsletter, which reaches over 20,000 employees across the UK.

For more information, please contact joel.butler@hotmail.co.uk, or to donate directly, visit www.bmycharity.com/JoelButler.