Ollie reaches Kilimanjaro summit in memory of friend

PUBLISHED: 19:00 21 August 2018

Ollie Elliott and her friends at Mount Kilimanjaro. Picture: Ollie Elliott

Ollie Elliott and her friends at Mount Kilimanjaro. Picture: Ollie Elliott

Ollie Elliott

A Weston-super-Mare teenager battled altitude sickness during a trek in memory of a friend.

Ollie Elliott, aged 19, completed a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro following a self-funded trip to Kenya and Tanzania.

She raised money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust in memory of Mary Collard who died from the disease aged 11.

Mary and Ollie were members of Weston Swimming Club and Worle Guides together.

Ollie, who has raised £960 so far, said: “She was loved by everyone.

“Mary was a fun, loving little girl who always put others first.”

It took six days for Ollie, and two friends who attend Exeter University with her, to reach the summit.

Ollie, who attended Worle Community School and Churchill Academy’s sixth form, will also run the London Marathon for the trust.

To sponsor Ollie, log on to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Ollie-Kilimanjaro

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