Paul conquers Kilimanjaro in memory of his cousin David

WCDI T-shirt winner, Paul Vincet (28) from Lee-on-the-Solent Hampshire.  He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, in memory of his cousin David Godbold, for the charity Clic Sargent.  Picture: Allan Hutchings (121626-489)
WCDI T-shirt winner, Paul Vincet (28) from Lee-on-the-Solent Hampshire. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, in memory of his cousin David Godbold, for the charity Clic Sargent. Picture: Allan Hutchings (121626-489)

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Determined Paul Vincent is this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner after he trekked to the summit of Africa’s highest mountain in memory of a loved one.

Paul, of Lee-on-the-Solent, reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is 19,341 feet above sea level, following a six-day climb with his cousin, Meezam Romjon.

Paul, 28, decided to take on the mammoth challenge, which he completed last month, after another cousin of his, David Godbold, 20, lost his battle with leukaemia four years ago.

As part of the expedition Paul and Meezam managed to raise an impressive £6,000 for Clic Sargent, which provides support for cancer victims and their families.

They raised the money through family barbecues, quiz nights and a huge New Year’s Eve party.

Paul also pulled in extra funds by taking part in a 40-mile bike ride around the Isle of Wight and doing an assault course challenge in Nottingham.

He says: ‘David’s passing really hit the family hard – after that I decided to do something in memory of him and at the same time raise money for a charity which supports others who battle with the same condition.’

The pair were joined by 12 others as part of Action Challenge, an organisation which sets up overseas charity events.

Paul adds: ‘The trek was both physically and emotionally demanding.’