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Alison Faulconbridge

I MADE IT! Long walk, big hill, much pain & dosh for "Growing Well"! I climbed Kili to raise money for my fave Mental Health Charity

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My Mental Health took a bit of a beating when my house flooded back in 2009. At the time it was the opportunities that I had to be in the outdoor environment that helped me, walking & biking to work were both invaluable, as well as the support of friends and my folks.

I now work for an awesome charity which gives people the opportunity to gain from both the outdoor environment and being part of a supportive community by growing organic vegetables in South Cumbria, which we sell as part of a Cropshare scheme in the local area.

Growing Well is in a glorious location, a 6 acre site which can be very muddy and wet. It’s easy to get to from Kendal by bike, but currently we don’t have anywhere to store bikes or to change in. We want to encourage people to come and in particular think about their overall wellbeing by biking here, so money raised will go towards a “Bike and Changing Facility”. I’m not able to give you the exact spec. or cost yet but I’m hoping to raise as much money as I can. Any surplus will go towards our Catering Project – our catering volunteers use veg that is below our Cropshare Bag standard to cook and provide scrummy vegetarian lunches.

Event details

Here's the plan....

I’ll be walking up Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa and one of the “Seven Summits”. As I love adventures and expeditions I’ve decided to completely fund the expenses of the trip myself so any money I raise through donations will be going directly to the charity – everyone at Growing Well shouts “Hurrah!”.

It definitely won’t all be easy though - the summit day will be LONG (1am start), COLD (could get down to -20 with the wind chill) and LACKING IN OXYGEN (50% less than sea level, body will definitely not be functioning on all cylinders).

The route we’ll be taking is the Lemosho route which approaches from the West and then skirts south round the peak before the summit day on the 27th February. I obviously don’t have any pictures yet, but the one on this page is from the company I’m going with so that’ll be the view and those will most probably be the tents – picture me there if you can!

As I type there are some ideas floating around in my head about how you can join me on the summit, for a generous donation of course! More details to follow :o)

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Event date

20-February-2017 00:00  - 
28-March-2017 00:00

Event type

It's a great view from up here

Event is completed


Go girl, enjoy yourself and christen summit Kilimanjaro with a few clog steps!
Donation by Jane Nottingham
on 15-02-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 15-02-2017
£0.00 gift aid
All the best! Hope all goes well and you get to enjoy it! X
Donation by R C E B
on 14-02-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-02-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Good Luck Alison!
Donation by Anonymous
on 08-02-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-02-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck Alison, do you need someone to carry your bags?! Tempting!
Donation by Philippa
on 27-01-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck!
Donation by Anonymous
on 23-01-2017
£0.50 gift aid
Hi Alison, have a great time on Killi, best to use walking boots instead of clogs.
Donation by Tina & Phil
on 19-01-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Take care and enjoy as much as you can.
Donation by Rosemary and Eric
on 13-01-2017
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £755.00
Offline Donations: £45.00
Total Raised: £800.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £948.75

Donations closed

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