MAJOR TOM’S MOUNTAIN CLIMB PAYS OFF FOR ERSKINE

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Major Tom Henderson hands over the cheque to Jim Watret, Erskine Community Fundraiser for the West.  

By Judith Haw

How lovely on the mountain are the feet of him who brings good news. Massive congratulations and thank you from Erskine Hospital to Veteran Tom Henderson who took on the epic challenge of climbing Africa’s highest mountain to raise money for their Veterans.  Tom, aged 61, a retired Major with the Royal Engineers, successfully climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro 5,895 metres above sea level, a round trip of 70km.   Tom said: “We climbed for seven days staying at tented camps along the route reaching Base Camp on day five. We departed for the summit at 23.30pm on the 14 June completing the 7km trek and 1,295 metre climb at 7.15am on the 15 June. The descent to 3,100 metres covering 23km was the longest day but rewarding with the summit behind us. It was an incredible experience and I am delighted to have donated £1,622 to Erskine. Thank you to everyone who supported me.”

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