Church Everest climb raises thousands

Ian Johnson at St Botolph's Church, Boston.

Ian Johnson at St Botolph's Church, Boston.

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A team of four, including a Heckington business-owner, has raised more than £6,000 for charity after covering the equivalent of Mount Everest in church steps.

Ian Johnson, 52, of Fairprice Furnishings, plus Steve Slater (ex-Sleaford Homebase manager), 56, Kelly Slater, 28, and John Prue, 27, repeatedly scaled St Botolph’s Church, in Boston, in relay over a period of several days earlier this month. The total distance covered, 200 trips up, 200 trips down, is equivalent to the height of Mount Everest.

The endeavour raised more than £6,000 in sponsorship to be split between Macmillan Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Now (formerly Break-through Breast Cancer), Friends of Garth School and the Stump Restoration Fund.

Donate at www.justgiving.com/Ian-Johnson35