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Kilimanjaro trek beckons for Mitsubishi fan

Andy Macnaughton-Jones on Scafell Pike during training for his trek up Kilimanjaro

Long-standing Tees Valley Mitsubishi customer Andy Macnaughton-Jones (pictured) is getting ready for a charity trek up Africa’s highest mountain; Kilimanjaro.

Macnaughton-Jones will scale the 5,895-metre-high Tanzanian peak in June to raise £5,000 for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

His children have both been treated for rare medical conditions. Son James, 14, had lymphoma, while daughter Hannah, nine, was treated for LCH – a white blood cell disorder.

Macnaughton-Jones said: “I needed a challenge that was daunting enough to put your mind to it but enjoyable as well. With everything we have been through with the children we live for the moment, and if there’s a thing we want to do we just go ahead and do it.”

Having owned a number of Mitsubishi models, including a Lancer Ralliart and an FTO, the family now has an Outlander GX4H PHEV.

“We are completely sold on the hybrid; it’s the next generation of motoring. Early on we had range anxiety but that’s all gone now. The technology is fantastic and you really feel in control, it’s a great experience.

“Tees Valley Mitsubishi has been brilliant and really looked after us – particularly sales executive Ian Cooke. It’s great to have such a good relationship,” Macnaughton-Jones said.

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