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WRU chief climbs.

Byline: By Wales on Sunday

Wru chief Dai Pickering sets off on his biggest challenge yet tomorrow - climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for the NSPCC.

The Welsh rugby chairman said the traumatic alleged kidnap of a three-year-old in Cardiff last week made him all the more determined to help the children's charity.

'It's been a terrible week and it does bring home to you how important it is care services keep going in Wales,' he said. I've got four little girls, and we're fortunate they come from a loving, safe, caring background.

'But it's for the grace of God, really. They're all susceptible and vulnerable.'

Joining Dai on the five-day Tanzania trek will be JPR Williams and his daughter, Cardiff Blues owner Peter Thomas and his wife, ex-Wales prop Jeremy Pugh, Principality building society boss Peter Griffiths, Their only taste of mountain trekking has been Snowdon but experienced members of the Royal Welsh Regiment will be accompanying them up the 19,336ft mountain.

To make a donation call into any branch of the Principality or send a cheque payable to NSPCC Climb for Kids to the WRU, 1st Floor, Golate House, 101 St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GE.
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 8, 2006
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