Five go wild on Kilimanjaro
Date: Tue Jan 2013
As you may be aware, MacIntyre has organised a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro for February. Amongst those taking part will be five intrepid members of MacIntyre staff:
- Catherine Warren and Sadie Scott who work in Milton Keynes
- Nicola Cavanagh and Claire Dunn who work in Southampton
- Bill Mumford, our Managing Director
One of MacIntyre’s Trustees, Neil Macmillan, and his son Connor, will also be taking part.
Catherine and Sadie will be raising funds for the project to redevelop the Lifelong Learning centre at Great Holm in Milton Keynes
Nicola and Claire are raising funds to create a summer house for the adults who live at Cottage Farm where they work in Southampton.
Funds raised by Bill, Neil and Connor will be used to set up a fund specifically to enable people with disabilities to undertake their own personal challenges and adventures. This might be a walk or assisted push in local countryside, or a night camping, or indeed something just as adventurous as scaling Kilimanjaro. Alternatively it might be taking up a new hobby, undertaking a further education course or indeed anything a person or their family might feel would enhance their personal health and well-being - it is for us to support their dreams and ambitions.
We are aiming to raise at least £10,000 for these different projects and would welcome any support you are able to offer, no matter how small.
Here are the links to the various fundraising pages, which can also be found on our website at www.macintyrecharity.org:
Catherine and Sadie’s sponsorship page: http://bit.ly/Sadie-and-Catherine-Big-Climb
Nicola and Claire’s sponsorship page: http://bit.ly/Team-Blonde-Bombshell
Neil and Connor’s sponsorship page: http://bit.ly/Macca-Boyz
Team MacIntyre’s sponsorship page: http://bit.ly/The-MacIntyre-Kilimanjaro-Challenge
About the Trek
At 5,895m, 19,341ft, above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes ever to break through the Earth’s crust and is the highest mountain in Africa. The group undertaking this challenge are not experienced outdoor people and so are setting themselves a once in a lifetime challenge that will inspire their friends and colleagues to sponsor them.
The Kilimanjaro National Park shows that only 30% of trekkers actually reach the summit. Kilimanjaro is often underestimated because it can be walked and is not a technical climb. However, many mountaineers consider Kilimanjaro very physically demanding. Those taking part have been undertaking significant and specific training over many months to build the stamina required.