No Longer Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for COCO
Isabelle Tulip Wilson
This week I was supposed to be taking on the physical challenge of scaling the world’s highest free-standing mountain, in doing so, I hoped to raise as much money as possible for COCO. The charity promotes education for all in East Africa, and believes that education is the best way to provide an escape from the poverty cycle. Just a fortnight before I was due to trek, I made the decision to no longer travel to Tanzania because I received a call from the Anthony Nolan register to say that I am a match for a blood cancer patient who is in need of a bone marrow transplant.
It is very rare to be told you are a match for somebody, once you are on the register, you have a 1 in 790 chance of being asked to donate, however I know that Kilimanjaro will always be there to conquer. Despite the fact that I am no longer trekking, I want to raise as much money as possible for COCO, so that my decision to go ahead with Anthony Nolan doesn’t impact the charity unfavourably. I would also like to take this opportunity to urge you to consider signing up to the register yourself, because like me, you could reach your own summit by becoming involved in Anthony Nolan’s life saving work.
DUCK Kilimanjaro Expedition 2017
In the summer of 2017 a team of 16 DUCK volunteers will be undertaking the fabled and challenging Kilimanjaro trek. We will be raising money for the charity Coco, which does fantastic work in East Africa creating sustainable education projects for children who would not normally have such opportunities.
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