Kilimanjaro Chippy Challenge

Posted on Wednesday 8th August 2018

Malachy has cycled from Northern Ireland, through Scotland into England, Wales and all the way down to Plymouth to see the winners of the Fish and Chip awards 2017 riding 1,500 miles all to raise £9,000 for the Fishermen’s Mission.

Now he’s set for his next challenge… Kilimanjaro, but, with a twist.

The Kilimanjaro Chippy Challenge, sponsored by McWhinney’s Sausages, will be undertaken in September by award-winning duo, Malachy Mallon, owner of the Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon and Alan Hanna, owner of Pitstop Fast Food, Kilkeel.

Alan and Malachy’s exciting mission aims to be a World First in a bid to net much-needed funds for the Fishermen’s Mission UK Charity and they will be self-funding their expedition.

Not only will they attempt to scale Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, but they also plan to set-up the world’s highest pop-up fish & chip shop. Together, Malachy and Alan will fry and serve award-winning fish and chips – and McWhinney’s Sausages – at Kilimanjaro’s Barafu Camp – a dizzying 4650 metres above sea level.
The fundraising on this page will be supported by news and updates on the Kilimanjaro Chippy Challenge Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages.

The intrepid duo will arrive in Tanzania on 1st September 2018 and will climb for eight consecutive days, before setting-up shop at 15,255ft to delight hungry climbers with the world’s highest chippy. In addition, Alan and Malachy hope to broadcast live from Kilimanjaro to attendees at Ely Potato Day.

They also plan to cook fish & chips – and a few additional UK chippy menu favourites, such as McWhinney’s Sausages – for the local orphanage before their record attempt. Fortune Kids and Education Foundation Orphanage Center is located under the slope of Mount Meru in Nshupu Village. It was established in February 2016 and cares for children under five years old. A donation will also be made to the orphanage to help support their good work.

The Kilimanjaro Chippy Challenge is sponsored by McWhinney’s Sausages as the title sponsor and category sponsors so far are Kerry Foods, Florigo Frying Equipment, Unique Seafood. Without the help of these fantastic companies the mission could never happen.

To donate and find out more please visit their JustGiving Page Kilimanjaro Chippy Challenge