Kilimanjaro for Kids
My Charity Challenge
I believe in fate, superstitions and that laughter is the best medicine. I also believe in angels, good men and other fantasy creatures. The only one I’m going to reflect on here though is fate. I’ve always thought that everything happens for a reason, and whatever does happen is your destiny!
So I’d been having one of them days where you feel a bit lost and don’t know what to do with your life, when a friend texted me.... She was telling me about some Charity Climb she’d signed up for. Reading this at God know what time in the morning after the way I’d been feeling all day I thought what the hell, I’m gonna do it too! Be it fate, fortune or karma, or maybe just my tired and vulnerable state at that time in the morning, I’d signed myself up for what is probably going to my biggest challenge yet!
Killer Kili Facts, uhoh...
At a massive 19,340 feet Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the World! This mammoth mountain is made up of three volcanoes and supports 5 major eco-zones, these being rainforest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and glaciers. So the Rooftop of Africa’s sizzling savannah is a snow-capped peak?! This bad boy is BIIIIIIIG!!!
The Charity who I’ll be doing the climb for is Childreach International. They are a UK registered grass roots charity that has worked with over 70,000 children in the past year alone. They work in genuine partnership with local communities in the developing world to help improve children’s access to healthcare, education, child rights and protection. They operate on their own projects and support partner's projects in Tanzania, India, Nepal, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Peru, Cambodia, China and Bangladesh.
Pounds to the Peak
So the first step to the Kili for Kids Challenge is raising the dollar for the trip! A minimum £3000 needs to be raised, over half of which will go directly to Childreach International projects around the World! Below is a link to my BT My Donate page which is one way in which we can help to raise the funds. Any donation, no matter how big or small, is MASSIVELY appreciated! It’s only through your help that we can make this all possible. Thanks so much everyone!!