At 5,895 metres (19,340 feet) Kilimanjaro is not only Africa’s highest peak it is also the highest freestanding mountain in the world. It’s also the destinination for many Trent Student next summer who’re looking to raise thousands of pounds for the charity child reach.
It will not just be a standard charity trek; In addition to climbing Kilimanjaro students who sign up will also be given the opportunity to spend time at Childreach International projects in the Kilimanjaro region with some of the children that their sponsorship money will benefit. Furthermore, there will also be the option for participants to extend their stay in Tanzania. From the white sands of Zanzibar Island to arguably some of the best safari parks in the world.
The climb is one of Child Reaches flagship events every year, Hari Milburn (this years event coordinator) says that “It’s a great opportunity to get to grips with a massive experience and see the money raised being put into use which is unusual for many fundraisers, It’s also a great time to meet people too!” The minimum sponsorship that’s needed to take the trip is £2,450 but some travel expenses will be taken out of that money.
If you would like to get involved with the trip then you can head over to their facebook page or email the coordinators at email@example.com. There’s also an information meeting from 11-1 at Boots Library on Tuesday the 1st of November and Thursday the 3rd of November