Three London taxi drivers reach Kilimanjaro summit to raise thousands for war veterans


Three brave London cabbies have reached their goal by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro today.  ‌ The climb up the world’s tallest freestanding mountain was started out as an innocuous tweet asking fellow drivers if they wanted to lose weight and improve their lifestyle by training to climb the formidable Kilimanjaro.

The challenge then went into overdrive with some impressive weight loss, fundraising and a memorable fitness journey, which included a special feature from Bear Grylls. Today Brian, John and Daren achieved their goal by reaching the pinnacle of the world’s highest mountain. The climb has raised thousand’s of pounds for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. Those funds will help war veterans, in their homes and hospitals, throughout London and the home counties by providing entertainment, outings and much needed specialised equipment. The charity relies solely on donations from the general public and organisations, and on volunteer London licenced taxi drivers to provide their taxis and time for free. 

Image credit: Bowden PR

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