Selena Scales the Heights for Charity

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The wife of a resident at Riversway Nursing Home, Bristol, recently raised money for the brain charity which has supported her husband and family.

Selena Power climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, raising funds for the charity Hammer Out, based at Thornbury.

In November 2007, Selena’s husband Rob was diagnosed with Gliomatosis Cerebri, a rare form of brain cancer for which there is no treatment or cure.

Rob, a former motor mechanic from Easter Compton, has lived at Riversway Nursing Home since 2008. He has two children, Tom, 18 and Harry, 16.

Selena has been busy raising funds since November last year, through events including table top sales, cake sales and raffles. So far she has raised £7000 of her target of £7,500. 

In September Selena headed toTanzania to begin her 10 day challenge climbing the 5,895m peak.

Hammer Out is a charity which supports families from across the South West and West Midlands affected by a brain tumour, offering support and counselling.

Selena said: “Our family was devastated when Rob was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and Hammer Out has offered us unfailing support through this difficult time.

“Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was a huge personal challenge, but I hope that by raising funds for Hammer Out, the charity can continue its good work for families just like ours.”

Jan Wilkins, general manager at Riversway, said: “Selena has been a real tower of strength through this difficult time and her charity challenge is an incredible achievement.

“I would urge anyone who can help her to make a donation and help reach that target.”

For more information visit Selena’s charity website at

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