Matt Transforms To Climb Ben Nevis

August 18, 2022

Matt Transforms To Climb Ben Nevis

Port Express Transport Planner – Matt King – has completely transformed himself during the past two years, and is now climbing Ben Nevis in October to raise funds for the Mountbatten Hampshire charity.

Matt’s personal journey started in October 2020, when, at 29 stone, he decided to take control of his weight and has subsequently lost an incredible 13 stone to transform himself.

On October 1st of this year, two years from being at his heaviest, Matt and two friends, Dan and Brett, will be climbing the UK’s highest mountain, which stands at 1,345 metres (4,413 feet) high.

Ben Nevis is located in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands, close to the town of Fort William, and attracts over 100,000 visitors every year.

While Matt’s achievement is fantastic and hopefully inspiration to others, the purpose of the climb is very much aimed at raising funds for a charity that is very close to the three friend’s hearts.

In May 2020 Dan’s mother – Chris – started to feel constantly tired and was becoming breathless, so went to see her doctor. After tests, the hospital rang to tell her to pack a bag and come straight in. That night she had a blood transfusion and the nightmare began. 

She spent the next 5 months in isolation with no immune system due to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. The NHS hospital team were excellent and left no stone unturned in their treatment. However, after two rounds of Chemo and an experimental treatment, hope was lost and Chris came home.

Chris got pneumonia in December and after a spell in hospital, was transferred to the Mountbatten Hampshire Hospice, which provided Chris and her family a comfortable friendly environment to spend her final days together. Chris passed away in January 2021. 

With Matt and Dan’s mums being best friends since school, the care provided by the hospice has touched everybody and the three friends are hoping to raise funds for this worthy cause, which relies heavily on charitable support.

The justgiving page can be found HERE.

The management team at Port Express are very proud of Matt’s personal achievement and wish him all the best for the climb in October.

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