Skip to main content

Jon & Sanj climb Kili!

Fundraisers Banner image
Fundraisers Profile image

Jonathan Benton

Please help us to raise funds for this special charity helping to brighten the days of seriously ill children and teenagers in hospital.

Raising money for
Spread a Smile

Spread a Smile Charity Logo

View charity profile

Total raised

None set

Donations no longer accepted

Donations closed

View donation summary


In the throes of a mid life crisis, Sanj and Jon had the crazy idea to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. Both too stubborn to question whether two middle aged men were really up to the challenge, they booked their flights and will be embarking on this tough yet amazing adventure on the 5th March 2018. They have decided to channel their endeavours into doing something great for others and when they were introduced to Spread a Smile they knew it was the perfect way to help. Spread a Smile is a charity that sends entertainers into paediatric wards of major hospitals. This is a way of helping young patients suffering from serious and sometimes terminal illnesses and brings much needed joy and laughter into their lives under such testing circumstances. 

We have fully funded this trip ourselves and every penny you donate will go to Spread a Smile.

Event details

Conquering Kilimanjaro!

Following the stunning Lemosho route to the roof of Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, this is one of the toughest, yet most exhilarating challenges a person can ever embark on. Over 8 days we will be climbing through forests, moorland and alpine desert to reach the highest point of Uhuru Peak (5895m). We're particularly looking forward to the final push on day 7 when we will trek 19km over about 15 hours!!! Please support us in raising money for a fantastic and truly worthwhile cause. Thanks.

Event date

05-March-2018 00:00  - 
14-March-2018 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


Well done Jon and Sanj - amazing achievement!!! I was just waiting until you'd completed it to sponsor you ; )
Donation by Pete
on 23-03-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Russell Cram
on 19-03-2018
Well done!! You're amazing
Donation by Della & Marc
on 18-03-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Congrats Jon, well done!
Donation by Darren, Rosanne, Lucy & Sophie Oppenheimer
on 18-03-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done both of you from Stephen and everyone at Citroen Wells.
Donation by Stephen Simou
on 14-03-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Best of luck with your incredible efforts for a most worthy cause-- remember, by the time you get back down, the hardest thing about Kilimanjaro will be spelling it.
Donation by The Coffers
on 13-03-2018
Hope it's all going well Guys. Looking forward to the tales over a beer somewhere/somewhen Jon!
Donation by Leighton
on 12-03-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done guys, amazing feat and great cause.
Donation by SAJID PARKAR
on 12-03-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Great achievement! Well done
Donation by Ravi (RH Dad)
on 12-03-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Enjoy the feeling of standing on top of the world. It is unforgettable.
Donation by Danny Kay
on 11-03-2018
£50.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £9,711.00
Offline Donations: £420.00
Total Raised: £10,131.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £12,258.50

Donations closed

MyDonate is not responsible for the content fundraisers post on their pages, but if you see something you feel is offensive or inappropriate, please let us know