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Edmundson On Top Of The World

Joseph Hogg (right) and Neil Mulvenny at the summit

Back in October 2014, electrician and family man Christopher Hendrie sadly passed away after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Christopher was well respected and had been working for construction companies on the Crossrail project. At the time of his passing, Christopher was survived by his pregnant wife and two children. He was just 32-years-old.

As a result of this tragedy, ten intrepid members of the electrical industry – including Edmundson Electrical's very own Joe Hogg from Sidcup branch - climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in February 2017 to raise money for the Hendrie family. Their ambition was to raise literally as much money as possible for the family.

Climbing Africa’s largest mountain was no easy task – it was a massive personal challenge for all involved, both mentally and physically, to get themselves fit and ready to tackle Kilimanjaro. The motivation of helping the young family of a fellow electrician was what drove each member on to achive the summit.

The trek itself took 10 arduous days and involved numerous challenges for the team but it would be an experience that none of them would forget.

Pictured are Joseph Hogg on the right in the green jacket and fellow climber, Alex Mulvenny in the red jacket.

With tremendous local support from Edmundson colleagues, suppliers and customers Joe was able to raise over £5,000 towards the cause but if you would like to help reach the overall £100,000 target you can still do so by going to the Challenge For A Cause donations website below:

To make your donation, please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/EICChallengeforaCause

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