JCT600 climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for Ben

In October this year, JCT600’s very own John Tordoff and Andy Bateman will be taking on the world’s tallest free-standing peak.

John, Chief Executive, and Andy, Customer Experience Director, will form one of the teams from a range of automotive industry businesses to take on the biggest ever Industry Leaders Challenge [ILC].

The fundraiser – this year called ILC 2021: The Climb – will take industry leaders on a 90km, 10-day hike to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

The challenge comes at a time when automotive charity Ben’s work is needed more than ever before, and the JCT600 are aiming to raise £50,000 in contribution towards the overall ILC 2021 target of £300,000.

What does The Climb look like?

It’s an iconic mountain, and holds the crown of bring the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5895m. But climbing Kilimanjaro is anything but a walk in the park.

A 90km trek over 10 days, the intrepid hikers will experience freezing temperatures, dizzying altitude, brutal ascents and a hostile environment.

It’ll be physically and mentally demanding, and completing the challenge will only come as a result of some serious preparation.

Why support Ben?

Ben is a lifeline for colleagues all over the automotive industry. It’s on hand to provide support and aid to anyone in the industry, helping them through tough personal times with compassion and life-changing help.

Ben specialises in offering care to manage health and wellbeing during a time of crisis, and that support carries on even if the colleague leaves the automotive industry, and JCT600 is proud to be able to give back to Ben when the opportunities arise.

How can you follow and support John and Andy?

You can donate directly to John and Andy’s target by visiting their fundraising page on the Ben website.

There’s no amount that is too big or too small, and every penny that arrives will spur this daring duo on towards their ultimate objective at the top of Kilimanjaro.

As well as monetary support, though, you can also lend your moral support by following their progress in their updates on the JCT600 blog. We’ll be documenting their training days and key milestones, so be sure to check back!


You can read more about our proud history of supporting charity by clicking here.

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