SEAFORD: Rita training hard for charity climb

Rita Gorman, on the right, helped to raise funds for Have a Heart
Rita Gorman, on the right, helped to raise funds for Have a Heart

A SEAFORD restaurant owner is training for a massive challenge to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Rita Gorman will climb Mount Kilimanjaro and in the run up to the event has scaled Mount Pico Mulleres and Pas l’Escalette.

The team climbed an average of 600 to 800 metres every day and were taught avalanche awareness skills.

The 57-year-old, who trekked the Great Wall of China last year in aid of Have a Heart, has a £4,000 target for her latest fundraiser and in May holds a raffle to boost the charity pot.

Rita decided to support the cause because her goddaughter, who was born with a hole in the heart, has been a patient at the hospital.

She added, “I’m in remission from cancer and fortunately was given a second chance, I wanted to give something back to the community.”

In May the Seaford resident will sell raffle tickets at the Golden Palace restaurant which she owns where there will be the chance to win a meal for two.

The Mount Kilimanjaro challenge takes place in February next year and as well as climbing Mount Snowdon in July for further training Rita regularly swims and has been out with the local rambling club.

For more information call the Golden Palace restaurant on 873333. To sponsor Rita visit: