From Lewes to Everest via London

UNISON member Kevin Miller is raising money for charity by climbing Mount Everest and running the London Marathon!

Kevin Miller describes himself as an ‘average working bloke’ but there’s nothing everage about the challenge he’s set himself in 2018.

A UNISON member and refuse collector from our Lewes & Eastbourne councils branch, he’s planning to trek the 5,380 meters to Mount Everest Base Camp in November 2018. And if that wasn’t enough, he’s also planning to run this year’s London Marathon too!

He’s putting himself through all this to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and has a very personal reason for this. By his fourteenth birthday Kevin had lost both his two brothers to the same life limiting genetic condition.

It’s a slow and steady trek to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, which takes approximately 14 days there and back . On the way, Kevin will have to deal with altitude sickness, 47% oxygen levels, sleep deprivation and temperatures as low as -25 degrees C.

Kevin’s hoping to raise £5,380 for CFT – £1 for every meter above sea level he’ll be climbing. You can support him at his Just Giving page, or find out more about the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust here.