03/02/16Your stories
Kai
Kai is taking a Candlelighters’ bear as a mascot for his trip

17 year old, Kai Sunley, finished chemotherapy at the end of 2015 and has set himself the challenge of conquering Kilimanjaro this year, before returning to school to do his A levels in September.

He is working all the hours he can, and doing odd jobs for his Grandad to get extra cash together. Yesterday he spoke about his trip on Radio York’s Breakfast Show with Georgey Spanswick (around 2h50 into the programme): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ftvqy#play

Kai also called in to The Square to tell us all about it, “This challenge has been a personal goal for a long time but now is the right time to do it. Battling cancer for roughly half a year, I had something to prove to myself. Candlelighters helped me so much personally that I have to give back to such a great cause!”

We are humbled by Kai’s determination and touched that all the funds he raises will be donated to Candlelighters. To support his trip with a donation online, please use this link:

https://www.justgiving.com/Kai-Sunley-Kilimanjaro

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