Harpenden man hits the heights with charity climb
MOUNTAIN man Andy Mills-Baker completed the biggest challenge of his life recently when he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Andy, who is 60 next month, said the five-day trek to the top was the most gruelling and demanding physical challenge he has ever underta
MOUNTAIN man Andy Mills-Baker completed the biggest challenge of his life recently when he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
Andy, who is 60 next month, said the five-day trek to the top was the most gruelling and demanding physical challenge he has ever undertaken.
Andy, of The Warren, Harpenden, said: "I wouldn't have made it without the massive help of all my sponsors. I couldn't bear to let them down. In my darkest moments that was all that spurred me on."
He has raised almost �12,500 towards cancer and diabetes research and paid particular thanks to the support of Mike Pattison and his firm International Labmate whose t-shirt he wore at the summit.
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Andy is married to Myra and they have two daughters Miranda and Annabel, who also helped with the fundraising.
Andy, Chairman of OA Sport at Woollams in St Albans, was a member of a 14-strong team organised by the New Victoria Medical Foundation who raised more than �100,000 between them for medical research and support.
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An operations manager with a firm of lawyers in London, Andy grew up in Brampton Road, St Albans, and went to St Albans School.
Donations can still be made on http://www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Mills-Baker49/