Father and son to bond over charity trek in Africa

Paul Trowbridge and son Bradley

Paul Trowbridge and son Bradley

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A father and son were due to complete their climb of the highest free-standing mountain in the world this week.

Paul Trowbridge, 39, of Elmswell, and son Bradley, 16, of Stowmarket, flew to Africa last Thursday to trek Mount Kilimanjaro.

Their challenge was to involve walking 7-15 miles a day though desert temperatures of up to 40 degrees, as well as moorland, forests and the summit, which is sometimes as cold as minus 20 degrees.

They are raising money for Summit for Heroes, a group of four men, including two ex-soldier amputees, who are aiming to climb Mount Everest in 2016 in aid of Help for Heroes.

Paul said: “This is all self-funded so any money raised will go straight to them.”

To donate, go to www.bmycharity.com/paultrowbridge