Bexley GP couple raise £7,000 for Demelza with Kilimanjaro charity climb

Bexley GP couple raise £7,000 with Kilimanjaro charity climb

Doctors Surjit and Lakbhir Kailey with Demelza community fundraiser Kate Najdowski (centre).

The Kaileys on the way up Kilimanjaro.

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A HUSBAND and wife have raised a "mind blowing" £7,000 for charity scaling the dizzying heights of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Bexley GPs Dr Surjit Kailey and Dr Lakhbir Kailey decided to donate the money to Demelza children’s hospice inspired by a receptionist at his Northumberland Heath practice who volunteers for the charity.

The couple took on the gruelling seven day climb and two day descent of the Tanzanian mountain - the highest in Africa at nearly 6000m - in the last two weeks of October.

Dr Kailey, who works at the Welling Medical Practice, joined her husband in presenting the cheque for £6,889 to Demelza community fundraiser Kate Najdowski on January 23.

Dr Kailey said: "I just want to thank all the colleagues, friends and patients who supported us.

"The staff at our practices have been wonderful.

"Our initial target of about £4,000 was easily surpassed so this sum is just mind blowing."

He added: "It was exhausting but a fantastic feeling to be on top of Africa."

Visit justgiving.com/SurjitKailey and justgiving.com/Lakhbir-Kailey to donate.

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4:53pm Tue 29 Jan 13

the wall says...

Well done........... How much did it cost to fly to Africa?
Well done........... How much did it cost to fly to Africa? the wall
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