On 27th December 2015, as the Christmas pudding settles and everyone gears up for the New Year festivities, a group of 15 adventurers will head out to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro with 15 young Kenyan students. The challenge of climbing the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895m, where there's only half as much oxygen in the air at the summit as at sea level, will be considerable. But this trek also provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for the young Kenyan students to develop their leadership skills and an experience that will encourage them to persue their dreams and aspirations.  

The objective for the selected 15 students is that they will lead and inspire others in their community, and will often lead the way on the mountain I am sure. Following this, they will be encouraged and resourced to lead other leadership programmes in their communities.  

Sadly, none of this comes cheap. I am asking for sponsorship specifically for the Kilimanjaro initiative. Your contribution helps to pay for the youngsters to do the climb, and in turn inspire their communities to create positive change. If we raise more than is targeted, it could help pay for other initiatives in the future.

I will be posting Facebook updates and will create a high quality video log for my YouTube channel, documenting the trip. Also, if you provide your details you will receive a photo from the mountain peak and a personalised Thank You card from the Kenyan youngsters.

Any donation, no matter how small, will go towards helping these students to enhance their quality of life. Your support is much appreciated.

"Give a man fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for life."

Many thanks,


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£2,750.87 raised of £4,000.00 target by 45 supporters

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