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Jon & Sanj climb Kili!

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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.

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Spread a Smile

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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


All the very best Jonathan and Sanj and all for an amazing cause. Stay safe and look forward to hearing all about it. Best wishes Carl
Donation by Carl Padget
on 28-02-2018
£7.50 gift aid
All the best Jonathan - a great cause
Donation by Leigh Jardine
on 28-02-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Wishing you both the very best of luck. Enjoy every minute of yet another "holiday". Lynn x
Donation by Lynn Timmons
on 28-02-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck guys!
Donation by Nilesh Patel
on 28-02-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Absolutely fantastic mate, and for such a wonderful cause too. Enjoy, stay safe and cherish what's bound to be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Donation by Dave Nicholas
on 28-02-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done to you both for taking on such an impressive challenge! Good luck, enjoy the views and Jon, come back in one piece please!
Donation by Conor Woolley
on 28-02-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Lots of love and luck. Have fun xxx
Donation by Matt, Jo and Arthur
on 27-02-2018
£50.00 gift aid
Good luck guys.
Donation by Eric Purdy
on 27-02-2018
Jonathan, wishing you the very best of luck. An incredible feat, for a great cause. I expect running up mountain scenes similar to Sylvester Stallone in Rocky 4! Best Rob
Donation by Rob May
on 27-02-2018
£12.50 gift aid
What a fantastic cause! Best of luck on the climb. I look forward to seeing the photos.
Donation by Mark Long
on 27-02-2018
£12.50 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

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