Elland worker Steve Underwood's Kilimanjaro climb for Carers Trust

Steve raised £5,000 for charity

Steve Underwood of Elland-based A.D.D. Express fundraising efforts for Carers Trust by climbing Moutn Kilimanjaro

A Elland worker has raised more than £5,000 for charity by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Steve Underwood, of A.D.D. Express Ltd, has proved his caring credentials by scaling 5,895m for the Carers Trust.

He spent eight days trekking to an altitude of 5,895 metres to reach the summit of Africa’s highest mountain, where he unfurled a flag in acknowledgement of his sponsors.

A.D.D. Express managing director Dave Fairbrother said: “We were really keen to support Steve’s Kilimanjaro mission.

“But most of all we wanted to show our support for Carers Trust and its work on behalf of the millions of people providing unpaid support worth £119 billion throughout the UK every year.

“Steve is a good guy and worked hard to reach the peak of Kilimanjaro; but our nation’s carers are true heroes, making up a full-time, unpaid workforce greater than that of the NHS.

“It was fantastic to see our brand flying upon a flag from one of the world’s most iconic locations, and it is even better to know that we are providing on-going support to such a worthy cause.”

As part of Pall-Ex, the UK and Europe’s leading palletised freight distribution network, A.D.D. Express sponsored Steve Underwood, a Pall-Ex health and safety manager for more than 10 years.

Carers Trust assists and supports unpaid carers throughout the UK, providing assistance and financial services which enhance carers’ lives; including educational grants, respite breaks, and practical support.

To date, Pall-Ex’s UK network has raised more than £150,000 for Carers Trust, which is the freight distribution specialist’s nominated charity.

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