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Mt Kili climb 4 Africa's children's education

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Andrew Walden

I'm climbing Mt Kilimanjaro to help ACE charity continue their development of Arise Community school in rural Tanzania

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Africa's Children in Education (ACE) works in Tanzania to provide the opportunity for children living in very disadvantaged communities to attend school. In 6 year short years they have built and developed Arise community School in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro - now bringing education to 363 children.

There's much left to do though.  Their final classroom is built but still needs furnishing.  If we can raise £3,000, that'll pay for the desk, chairs etc to be made by local carpenters in Tanzania.  It's a small charity so you'll know that all of your money has gone directly to enabling 'seats for bums'.

I've chosen this charity for three main reasons; 1) The money goes direct to enabling education and doesn't get lost in bureaucracy. 2) My working life takes me across Africa and I really want to give something back. 3) Education is the long term answer

Poverty still blights much of Africa.  And education is really the only long term way to change that.  So please help make a real, long term, direct and sustainable difference.

Event details

Climbing Africa's highest mountain

I'm climbing a hill.  A big hill. 2/3rd's of Everest like big.  But I can get up my local park hill now without stopping, so I'll be fine.  50% of normal oxygen at the top, but i used to go on the tube every day, so that sounds fine ! 37c at the bottom, -10c at the top, but I work in Dubai then come back to the UK, so again fine.  It does look a bit hard though, so I'm taking 8 days over it.

Finally - my working life has brought me the privilege of having friends and colleagues spread around the world.  So in these days of Brexit dominating UK airwaves, lets build a smorgasbord of countries - when you donate, just call out your country where you are in the comments. #England !

Event date

10-March-2019 00:00  - 
18-March-2019 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


Donation by Dennis Readman
on 03-04-2019
£6.25 gift aid
well done !!
Donation by Lorenz
on 30-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Congratulations! Terrific achievement.
Donation by Jason
on 30-03-2019
Congrats Andy. You should feel so proud!!
Donation by Gemma
on 30-03-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Hope you are doing well Andrew ?
Donation by Yonok and Nick Zeller
on 29-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Great cause and stellar effort! Look forward to hearing all about it! Good luck!
Donation by Kavi Choitram
on 11-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Andrew!
Donation by Katy Wilde
on 10-03-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck Andrew....
Donation by Lowler
on 10-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck! Great cause
Donation by Whiskers Mouse
on 10-03-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by GLYNN COTTER
on 10-03-2019
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,960.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £3,960.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £4,326.25

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