Take on the ultimate challenge to help local terminally ill children and spend seven days trekking to the summit of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday 31 January 2019
There is a £395 registration fee plus you need to fundraise at least £4,000 for Helen & Douglas House which includes the cost of your trek.
The package includes the following:
Kilimanjaro is located in north east Tanzania on the board with Kenya. Kilimanjaro is actually an extinct volcano. It is the highest mountain in Africa and thus one of the Seven Summits (highest peak on each continent). There are three volcanic cones on Kilimanjaro; Shira, Mawenzi and the highest cone, Kibo which you can climb to the summit.
You will enjoy superb views of Mawenzi during the trek. This is a breathtakingly beautiful mountain where you can experience one of the biggest challenges of your life.
The route up Kilimanjaro
You will take the Machame Route to the summit of Kilimanjaro, which is considered the most scenic route on the mountain abut also one of the best for acclimatisation, and therefore success for reaching the summit. Subject to weather conditions, you will be treated to dominating views of Kibo, the main summit cone, for most of your trek.
You will be accompany by English-speaking local guides who have summited Kilimanjaro hundreds of times on various routes around the mountain and a Different Travel Company UK tour manager. They are first aid trained and will support you throughout your journey. You will also be supported by a huge team of assistant guides, cooks and porters, who together will make your journey possible up the mountain.
How will I fundraise the amount required?
Most people find that this is far easier than they imagined and we will give you as much support as you need to reach or even exceed your target.
Each participant is allocated a Helen & Douglas House fundraiser who will meet with you and help you create a fundraising plan.
Take a look at these few fundraising ideas showing how to reach your £4,100:
Helping children like Stanley and Riley
By taking part in this amazing adventure you will also be helping children like Stanley and Riley. Four-year-old Stanley and five-year-old Riley live in Buckinghamshire with their Mum and Dad and have been coming to Helen & Douglas House for respite care since 2014.
Stanley and Riley both have a duplication in the x chromosome leaving them severely disabled with regular seizures.
‘I always look forward to our Helen & Douglas House stay. I know my boys are going to be looked after to my standard and we are going to have a good rest, sleep and have some time for ourselves.
Stanley and Riley love it at Helen & Douglas House. They get cuddle after cuddle and get very spoilt. They like the hydrotherapy pool, sensory room and their favourite is the magic carpet and going for a walk.’
Shailza, Stanley and Riley’s Mummy