Peter Griffiths, chief executive of Principality, will be attempting to climb to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in the New Year to raise 20,000 for the NSPCC in Wales.
The five-day gruelling 20,000ft assent to the peak of the worlds tallest free standing mountain will start on January 13, with the last leg starting at 2am to reach the summit by dawn.
Peter Griffiths is part of a team of twelve people facing the challenge of a lifetime, including the Welsh Rugby Union’s chairman David Pickering and Welsh rugby hero JPR Williams. Between them they have committed to raise more than 100,000 for the NSPCCs Full Stop appeal in Wales.
Griffiths says: This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a personal challenge for me not only to reach the summit but also to raise as much money as possible for the NSPCCs appeal. I have been training hard for the past few months with the support of the Welsh Regiment and although Kilimanjaro is almost seven times the height of Pen y Fan Im sure the preparation will stand me in good stead to get to the top.
To date, more than 10,000 has been raised by Peter Griffiths for the NSPCC through fundraising initiatives with the help of Principality staff, customers and the financial services business community.