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Lisburn man goes to the top for Oxfam

Kevin Palmer at the top of Kilimanjaro

Kevin Palmer at the top of Kilimanjaro

A LISBURN man has successfully completed a seven day trek to the highest peak in Africa.

28-year-old Kevin Palmer undertook the Kilimanjaro challenge recently and raised 3,475 for Oxfam.

The Aircraft Certifying Engineer for Virgin Atlantic at Heathrow, said: "The trip was the hardest and best thing I have done in my life and I fully recommend it to anyone.

"I managed to make it to the peak, and it was such an amazing feeling."

Kevin explained that one of the major highlights of the trip was visiting an Oxfam project in Ngorongo to see how the funds are used.

"It was a true eye opener, the work that Oxfam do is fantastic. The Masi people have so little yet they are so happy, a brilliant experience that has given me a different view on life."

Kevin would like to thank everyone who supported his challenge.

Ulster Star
16/03/2007