Roger Pemberton had worked with our late founder, Simon Gray for many years and helped him to build his business before he sold Credo to STAR Asset Finance in 2017.
Simon was always wanting to help others, whether through his successful business he created or through charitable events, and in February 2016 he climbed Kilimanjaro to raise money for CLIC Sargent. In fact he was so keen to do it and raise every last penny for the charity, that he self funded the whole trip.
Simon returned from his trip with amazing stories to tell, and raised almost £25,000 for the charity.
Roger heard many of these stories during their meetings, which inspired him but a BNI presentation that showed the full experience gave Roger the motivation he needed in taking on this epic challenge himself.
“Being around him while he was planning the trip and also hearing from him how tough but rewarding it was inspired me to decide that I too would do the climb one day” Roger explained.
I managed to persuade a group of Action Coaches and some clients to walk with me and, after two postponements due to Covid we climb from 2nd October to 11th October 2022.
As a group we are supporting different charities, personally I am supporting Premier Foundation and as a group we are supporting Children with Cancer.
However, after Simon’s untimely death, I personally, will be climbing inspired by and in memory of my friend Simon Gray. It will be my mission to take a photograph of him and have my photo taken at the summit as requested by his widow Tracy and the Credo team.
God bless Simon”.
Roger will be taking a picture of Simon that was taken at the summit, so he can complete the journey with his good friend in mind.
If you would like to sponsor Roger as he takes on this amazing challenge next month, then please click here