Mitchells offers support to Kilimanjaro climbers

Keith Whyte of Mitchells and mascot

Keith Whyte of Mitchells and mascot "Moorial" with Neil Skene, Graeme Hay, Allan Rae and Alan Lyon.

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Award winning local business Mitchells Dairy in Inverurie has added its support to a group of local Inverurie ‘loons’ as they attempt to scale Kilimajaro.

As was previously reported in the Herald, what makes this charity trek unusual is that this attempt to reach the “Roof of Africa”, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at just less than 20,000ft, is that three of the group are doing it to support and guide the fourth member who is totally blind.

Mitchells mascot “Moorial” has given her seal of approval to the group by supplying the team with milk to help them with their training in the weeks leading up to the attempt which starts at the end of the month.

The group are Graeme Hay, Alan Lyon, Allan Rae and they will be supporting Neil Skene on this difficult challenge. As well as achieving personal goals, the group are raising money for NESS a local independent charity who supports over 4,000 blind and deaf people throughout the North East.

The news comes after another successful local firm architects William Lippe Architects have announced a major sponsorship contribution towards their efforts.

Neil, Alan, Graeme and Allan will be continue fundraising right up to their trip and would welcome support from any business or individual at

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