I visited Africa for the first time last year and it struck me that there are so many people who lack the basic needs of life. Of course you hear about it and know it’s real, but it’s not till you see it that reality really sets in and you realise just how lucky we have it. Every day things that we take for granted, like water, food and shelter, just isn’t available in some areas at all.
To do my part, I have decided to take part in a charity climb of Mt Kilimanjaro in September this year as part of a larger group called Wings of Kilimanjaro (WOK). Mt Kilimanjaro, known as the Roof of Africa, is the continent’s highest peak, standing at 5800m. Not content with just hiking to the summit, once at the top, I will be jumping off the mountain (with a tandem pilot) and paragliding 20 miles back to the base.
WOK work with a local charity called World Serve who ensure that 100% of donated funds go directly to the cause. The funds raised this year will be used to build a clean water well. My part will assist with just one fifth of the cost to build one, but helps to supply a remote community of up to 10,000 people with clean water, where without it, infant mortality rates in some of these communities stand at 30-60%.
I'm inspired by the work of WORLDSERVE INTERNATIONAL and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Wings of Kilimanjaro.
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