Hollis Regional Managing Director, Ashley Winter, has completed a series of four physical challenges in four months by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and over £6,000 for the British Heart Foundation. 

After very suddenly losing his father Paul to a heart attack, Ashley set himself four physically demanding challenges to raise money and awareness for the British Heart foundation, the charity that funds research into the cardiovascular diseases which kills over 160,000 people per year in the UK. 

In setting himself these tough challenges, Ashley built up a network of supporters who tracked his progress on social media and donated to his fund, helping him raise £6,465. 

Ashley completed a gruelling North Downs 50km Ultra Challenge, which followed beating his 10km PB at the Hyde Park “Chase the sun” event. He also climbed Snowdon at night, before completing the fourth of the four challenges by scaling Kilimanjaro. Rewarded for his loyalty and longevity with his company, Ashley undertook the Kilimanjaro climb in his month-long sabbatical given by Hollis this year. 

Ashley Winter said: “This adventure was not just about pushing my personal boundaries and testing my endurance, although there was plenty of that. I completed these challenges to honour my father Paul and to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation, an organisation that holds immense significance to me and countless others affected by cardiovascular diseases. 

“I am very proud to have raised £6,465, exceeding my target of £6,250, and would like to thank everyone that donated and supported me during my excursions.”  

To continue to support Ashley and his cause, donations can be made via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ash-winter1