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Hard climb for Bournemouth duo
12:00pm Saturday 11th August 2012 in News
A BOURNEMOUTH father-and-son team have raised almost £2,000 for Oxfam by scaling Mount Kilimanjaro.
Paul Whittaker, 52, decided to attempt the climb after spending almost two years volunteering in the Oxfam distribution centre in Victoria Park Road, Winton.
He sold his beloved Beatles vinyl records to help fund the expedition, which he completed with his 20-year-old son Ian, an international relations student at Exeter University.
Together, the pair raised money from family, friends and local businesses and collected almost £2,000 to help improve education for girls in disaster-hit areas of Pakistan.
Joanna Hulin, Oxfam’s community fundraiser in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, said: “Paul and Ian have gone above and beyond to help raise funds for Oxfam.
“They have both worked so hard – from the sale of Paul’s beloved records to suffering altitude sickness.”