There is simply nothing truer and as rewarding and beautiful as the smile on a child’s face. Here’s an opportunity to brighten up the smile of a lot of children because together we can give them the life and happiness they deserve.
I am asking you to donate as little as £5 which will make a big difference to a lot of children. In return I promise to carry your name to Uhuru Peak.
What’s this all about?
I’m a registered nurse currently working for the NHS, I like to read, cycle, travel and party. I also love volunteering for children’s charities both at home and away.
I will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for a project aiming to give a better life to many children living on the streets of Kenya. This is an initiative of the missionary movement "Jesus in thy neighbour" driven by Fr. George Grima, founder of 33 homes in Brazil, 133 homes in Ethiopia and 34 homes in Kenya. The project will welcome children suffering from AIDS, deaf, blind and other disabilities. They care for these poor children by giving them a roof on their heads, providing them with food, medicine and an education (basic necessities that we take for granted every day) and skills that ultimately lead to an independent life.
My part of the deal
I am teaming up with one of my best friends Jenny and ‘Kilimanjaro Challenge 7’ to climb a volcanic mountain in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the World at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level (the Uhuru Peak).
This idea has been brewing in my mind for the last year since climbing Mount Etna and now will become a reality in September 2013. Etna was for me... …Kilimanjaro will be for the children. As a team we aim to raise funds for the construction of a house in Awasi Kenya, to accommodate children with disabilities as mentioned above.
Although no technical expertise is required for this climb, the trek is a very challenging feat and making it all the way to the top is not without its dangers. There are 6 routes up the mountain; we will take the Machame Route which will take approximately 8 days of trekking to make it up and down the mountain (6 up and 2 down). Rarified (oxygen-deprived) air, freezing temperatures and strong winds will all also take their toll and we shall face all this in September but my journey starts here and now.
I will work and train hard. My goal is to collect £5000 and I will succeed because with me I have your generosity.
It is only with your help that this project can become a reality. Your support will make all the difference so please donate whatever you can and if you can't, please share this page with your friends and family.
With all my heart thank you for your generosity and from the kids in Awasi, thank you, thank you, thank you!