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Tall challenge for school friends

Schoolfriends who say they have let themselves go since their days on the sports field have taken on an almighty challenge.

The two 30-year-olds, from Balby, Doncaster, decided they were getting a bit overweight and unfit and are now planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.

David Marsh and Nick Keating have dubbed themselves the Two Fat Yorkshiremen and are hoping to get fit and healthy to take on the challenge and raise cash for charity.

They have given themselves 24 months to get ready for the climb and are hoping to raise £40,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support at the same time.

David said: “Kilimanjaro is something I thought of doing for some time and I know it’s going to be a serious challenge.

“We thought we’d try and make a few quid for charity at the same time and three other friends have decided to join us.

“I used to work on building sites but when I got this office job I was on my backside all day and I still enjoy a pint so soon got out of condition.

“We want do this in aid of a good cause and I’m forever hearing about Macmillan‘s good work and almost everyone is touched by cancer at some point in their lives.”

The duo will be joined by Mark McKay, Lee Madison and Josh Davis.

Nick said: “We hope that businesses can get behind us and help us reach our goal. This might be through sponsorship or raffle prizes. We have some great ideas of how to give our sponsors the recognition they deserve.”


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