Press release for CLS Offshore
CLS boost for Jon in Kilimanjaro challenge
Offshore worker Jon Reynolds is to scale the 13,340ft Mount Kilimanjaro to raise thousands of pounds for a fund sent up in memory of his son Oscar who died from a stomach tumour just before his fifth birthday.
And the challenge has been given a £1,000 boost by Great Yarmouth-based energy services company CLS Offshore where Jon's friend, former colleague and one-time Benjamin Britten schoolmate Scott McMillan is managing director.
"The Oscar Reynolds Fund supports lot of families who are going through the heartbreaking times that Jon and his family suffered and I'm delighted for CLS to do its little bit to help," said Scott.
"I'm confident Jon will succeed - with his son Elliot alongside him and the memory of Oscar being all the incentive they need."
It is the first time that Elliot, now 20, has been able to join one of Jon's fundraising challenges. Elliot also works in the energy business at Bacton gas terminal.
Oscar died in December 2005 after a two-year battle for life undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment.
Jon, who was part of the business development team at CLS, now works with Offshore Solutions at Ijmuiden. He and his family live in Oulton Broad.
To reach peak fitness for his climb he is running 4-5km daily but is aware that many climbers suffer altitude sickness while tackling Kilimanjaro.
He and Elliot set off on August 28th as part of a 16-man team with guides, Sherpas and a doctor, making the eight-day trek.
"I was fairly confident at first although I'm getting more apprehensive as the day gets nearer," said Jon. "But I'm looking forward to climbing with Elliot and we hope to raise several thousands pounds so I'm really grateful to Scott and CLS for their sponsorship."
For more information or to support Jon visit: