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Georgios and Gillian's Kilimanjaro challenge

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Consultant Transplant Surgeon, Georgios Vrakas, and Gillian Roberts, a University of Oxford colleague also based at Oxford Transplant Centre, will climb Kilimanjaro in October 2017.

They are taking on this enormous challenge in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF), and have a joint fundraising target of £10,000.

What's more, they will be taking part in the attempt to hold the highest recorded football match (full 90 minutes) in the volcanic crater at the top! 

The Steve Prescott Foundation was set up in 2007, after the professional rugby league player was diagnosed with a rare abdominal cancer (Pseudomyxoma Peritonei). He underwent pioneering multi-visceral transplant surgery in Oxford in 2013, but tragically passed away three weeks later as a result of complications.

His pioneering surgery enabled more people to be offered the same operation and a much-improved quality of life.

The Steve Prescott Foundation supports Oxford Transplant Centre, and places great importance on its research and the care given to transplant patients.

Georgios and Gillian will be part of a group of around 40 people making this climb in aid of the charity. The organisation You Are The Ref, as the main sponsor for the climb, is assisting with the football match by sending ex-premiership referee, Mark Halsey, and three assistant officials to oversee the game.

Georgios and Gillian would really appreciate your support to achieve their £10,000 target.