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This month, Novum Law, in partnership with the asbestos support group HASAG is delighted to be hosting a virtual Mount Kilimanjaro climb, scaling the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres above sea level.

‘The Kili Climb’ is a virtual team event for all our fellow HASAG legal panel members and our friends at HASAG.

During the four-week challenge, each team will set out to achieve nearly 37,000 steps or 2,578 flights of stairs – the equivalent of scaling the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro!

The winning team will be the one that completes the challenge in the quickest amount of time.

The aim of the ‘Kili Climb’ is to raise much-needed funds so that HASAG can continue its important work helping and supporting people living with asbestos diseases and their families and carers.

Hoping to be crowned the overall champions is Novum Law’s team who are calling themselves the ‘Scrambled Legs’! The team consists of Lynn Yeates, Andrianna Kyriacou and Peter Hilditch from our Southampton office, Graeme Chisholm and Joanna Duncan from our Bristol office, and Andrew Walker from Plymouth.

If you’d like to keep up to date with how everyone is getting on, each week, Novum Law will be updating the leader board and reporting on each of the teams’ progress here as we embark on the challenge together.

Specialist asbestos disease solicitor, Peter Hilditch, who will be taking to his stairs over the next four weeks, said:

“During these unsettling times charities, like HASAG, need our support more than ever. The lockdown has impacted charities hard with the cancellation of many of their main fundraising events. That’s why we all need to think of new and creative ways to come together virtually to raise valuable funds for those who are most in need.

“The Kili Climb promises to be a fun event, not only helping to fundraise but to increase awareness of HASAG’s incredible work. Good luck to everyone taking part and may the best team win!”

If you, your friends, colleagues and family would like to make a donation to HASAG, please visit the Kili Climb fund-raising page.