John Pye’s business development director Sheldon Miller and his brother, business development executive Lucas Miller, took on the summit of the world’s largest free-standing mountain this week, raising money for the Trent Bridge Community Trust and Nottingham Forest Community Trust.
Sheldon (44) and Lucas (25) scaled the staggering 19,381 ft. African mountain Kilimanjaro with their father who turned 70 this year, reaching the summit on Friday 27th September and finishing their descent on Saturday 28th September.
The mountain trek raised money in aid of the Trent Bridge Community Trust’s ‘Forget Me Notts’ Programme, which helps those living with dementia by using sport as a catalyst to share memories – providing a safe environment to stay physically active and follow sporting passions.
Sheldon and Lucas also raised funds for the Nottingham Forest Community Trust’s mental health programme, ‘Tricky to Talk’ – an initiative which encourages fans to talk more openly about mental health problems, to allow people to seek support in a more confident way.
These charities were chosen due to the role they play in the hearts of the Miller family, and Sheldon speaks openly about the chosen charities: “Both trusts do some really fantastic work in the region. ‘Tricky to Talk’ is a brilliant initiative that helps those living with mental health conditions to get the support they need, while Forget me Notts also helps improve the lives of those living with dementia by providing crucial support.
“Having grandparents who suffered with dementia myself, I know first-hand how horrible it is to watch someone you love deal with this – it is one of the main reasons why Lucas and I wanted to complete this climb, and hopefully help raise significant funds to further its great initiatives and help those suffering with dementia.
“My grandfather was always at Trent Bridge as he loved cricket, and it was this passion that ignited my own love of the sport and spurred us on to choose the Trent Bridge Community Trust as one of the charities for this venture.
“We all trained for this climb, personally I have been doing so in the Alps and the Peak District, and the fact that we were all together as a family to complete this challenge, doing so for important causes kept us going to the summit. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us, there is still time to donate on the page to help us reach our target.”
To donate in support of the Miller family, the Trent Bridge Community Trust and the Nottingham Forest Community Trust please click here. Every donation will help towards their target of £5,000.