Relationship manager’s mountainous feat

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A RELATIONSHIP director for Lloyds has collected more than £7,000 for The Hospice of St Francis after a seven-day trek up a 19,400ft mountain.

Carlo Gajewski, 57, went up Mount Kilimanjaro to repay the Northchurch charity after it cared for his wife Sue in her last days after a battle with cancer.

The Hemel Hempstead bank worker said he has fundraised for the hospice in the past, too: “I saw first hand the good work that the hospice does.

“This was the chance to do something specific for the hospice and continue to help.”

The Hospice of St Francis cares for people from Dacorum, Watford, St Albans, Harpenden, Markyate, Chesham, Amersham and the surrounding villages.

It also helps patients who are seriously ill at home and in day hospice but needs to raise more than £3.6 million every year.