Trekkers raise £11k for charity after climbing Africa's highest mountain

By Julie Magee


By Julie Magee


MEMORIES of a trip of a lifetime were shared at Portrush Presbyterian Church by fit friends who raised £11,000 for a cause close to their hearts.

Castleroe Primary School teacher David McMillan and Portrush optician Stephen Vandevyver climbed Africa's highest mountain, reaching Uhuru - the 5,895 metre summit of Kilamanjaro - on St Valentine's Day.

Their incredible charity trek will help fund the vital work of Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of David's mother, Jean McMillan, who passed away from cancer last March at the age of 74.

After returning to their Portrush homes following the gruelling climb, the dynamic duo hosted 'A Night on the Mountain with David and Steve' to share their many memories.

*Read all about their mammoth adventure inside this week's Chronicle.

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