Chef reaches the summit

Paul Foster reaches the summit of Kilimanjaro
Paul Foster reaches the summit of Kilimanjaro
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A top chef reached the summit of Kilimanjaro last week raising more than £50,000 for charity.

Paul Foster, head chef at Tuddenham Mill, embarked on the climb to raise money for Farm Africa.

He said, “That was the toughest thing that I’ve ever done. My body completely gave up on me. I could barely put one foot in front of the other but my head was the only thing keeping me going.

“I was determined to make it to the top. When I actually made it I’d never been so emotional; a sense of relief, pride and pain all at once. I was just so drained, all my feelings blurred into one emotion.”

The group of four chefs were led by the Fat Duck Group’s executive head chef Ashley Palmer-Watts. Together they raised more than £54,000 for Farm Africa who work to give farmers food and income security.