Edited by Khadija Taboada
A hard working couple with a love for challenges are taking on their biggest one yet for charity,
Stuart Lockhart, 47, and Lynsey Lockhart, 45, have pledged to take part in Cabbies Do Kilimanjaro in aid of Taxi Charity for Military Veterans.
The couple married during July 2019 in Scotland after meeting on the job as cab drivers in London, while Stuart has been on the job for 16 years, Lynsey has been working as a cabbie for the last eight years.
Recently they climbed in the Atlas Mountains as part of a holiday to Morocco and they were hooked on the alure of the mountains and wanted a bigger adventure.
They had both followed the journey of the fundraising group “Cabbies do Kilimanjaro” as they raised over £18,000 in 2019 for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans and when the group announced a fundraising challenge for 2020, Stuart jumped at the chance to join.
Lynsey’s decision was not so quick, but after contemplating about how gruelling the six day climb would be she decided that she wanted to challenge herself and join Stuart and the other cabbies.
Stuart and Lynsey, who live in Rotherhithe, London will be joining thirty other London cabbies who will climb Kilimanjaro this October to raise funds for The London Taxi Drivers Charity for Children and a Children’s charity in Tanzania.
Although they are both relatively fit, they do not underestimate the additional fitness and stamina training they will need to have a chance of summitting the mountain and will be attending regular Be Military Fit sessions in Greenwich park.
Stuart Lockhart said, “Valentine’s Day is my birthday and seemed the perfect day to announce that Lynsey and I will be joining this fundraising challenge.
“It’s a real privilege to be part of Cabbies Do Kilimanjaro and we are looking forward to training together to reach the fitness and stamina levels we will need for the gruelling six day ascent.
“Despite the enormity of the challenge we are committed to summitting Kilimanjaro and raising thousands for the London Taxi Drivers Charity for Children and a charity looking after children in Tanzania.”
To donate visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cabbiesdokilimanjaro