Hospital chairman to climb Kilimanjaro

Graham Foster of Kettering General Hospital
Graham Foster of Kettering General Hospital

The chairman of Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is gearing up to climb Africa’s highest mountain.

Graham Foster is training to take on Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro mountain, a 19,341 ft ascent, to raise money for the hospital’s AGE (Academy for Geratology Excellence) fund.

AGE is currently researching improved nurse training for elderly patient care.

Mr Foster said: “I wanted to help with this area of health improvement as it affects so many people and their carers and family so severely - and we’re all getting older every day.”

The high-altitude hike will also be a personal challenge for Graham, who plans to complete the climb in eight days with his son and brother-in-law, starting on October 18.

To donate to the cause visit virginmoneygiving.com/grahamfoster4kili.