David Clarke, Director of DBS Internet Marketing, was raising money for Cancer Research UK by trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Lincolnshire based DBS has provided web, social media and online marketing services to Kingdom since 2002.
Kingdom believes that it is crucial to their core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. Kingdom wants to achieve financial success, but also wants to create value for their stakeholders – from shareholders to customers, employees to business partners, and society as a whole.
Corporate responsibility informs everything they do, and is deeply embedded in their core company values. These values influence their approach to work and guide the way they treat their employees, their customers and grow their business. This is why Kingdom was delighted to support David, who has been a partner to Kingdom for over 14 years.
David flew to Kathmandu on the 22nd April and then on to Lukla on a light aircraft where he began his ascent to Everest Base Camp. Lukla sits at 2,840 metres or 9,317 feet. His trek finished at 5,545 metres or 18,188 feet when he reached Everest Base Camp on Monday 2nd May.
David really had to be disciplined and dedicated to prepare for the endeavour. He started cycling daily last September, and then every other day since November has spent 60 minutes on a treadmill at a 12 degree incline wearing his boots and a pack weighing 25lb or 11.5 kilos. Every weekend he took to the hills for long hikes of up to 15 miles with a 25lb pack.
For the last 30 days before his journey he used a hypoxic training machine. Every day for one hour he had to breathe through a mask and dial down the amount of oxygen available to him to recreate high altitude. This gave his body the chance to create more red blood cells, helping him to cope with high altitude and giving him a fighting chance of avoiding altitude sickness.
David’s undertook this huge challenge in order to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. This is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. They are entirely funded by the public. With your help, they can ensure more people beat cancer.
David’s target was to raise £3,000 for this incredible charity and he was delighted to smash that target, with Kingdom’s help, having raised £3,386 at the time of writing. Donations are still coming in, and if you would like to donate you can do so via David’s Just Giving page - https://www.justgiving.com/David-Clarke-Everest-Base-Camp.
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