Cancer fundraising climb is a good Tripp for Prestwick hairdresser

  • Louise (left) and Tracy present a cheque to Ruby Taylor, chair of the local Cancer Research committee
  • Louise and Tracy stand proud on the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro
  • The whole team on the mountain

Prestwick hairdresser Louise Tripp has hit the heights after she scaled Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise money for Cancer Research.

Louise (45) and her friend Tracy Queen from Maidens decided to raise money for Cancer Research UK in memory of Louise's dad whom she lost to leukaemia in 1979.  They took on the ultimate challenge, to climb Kilimanjaro.
The girls did the seven day trek and spent the night at the summit. This was Louise's second time at the summit, having first completed the trek in 2006.

This whole trip also included school and orphanage visits as well as a short safari afterwards. 

The team spent months gathering much needed items, such as pens, pencils and notebooks to take for the children, managing to fill an extra holdall with all their gifts.  

Louise and Tracy were delighted with the support and generosity of everyone and were amazed that they managed to raise £3211. 

They decided that the money would be donated to Cancer Research, such a worthwhile charity and close to Louise's heart.

Ruby Taylor the Chair of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon local committee for Cancer Research UK met up with the girls in Prestwick and on behalf of the charity and accepted the cheque for £3211.

She thanked them for their exceptional fundraiser and for raising such a magnificent amount of money, saying: “It’s a huge achievement and a big thank you for this fabulous effort.”

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