Ain't no mountain high enoughWe are very pleased to report that late last week Sheena Salah successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's tallest freestanding mountain, in aid of ChildHope.
Sheena climbs KiliAfter a rainy start in the rainforests of Lemosho Glads, Sheena and her fellow trekkers struggled to acclimatise as they climbed to the Shira Plateau, 3,500 metres above sea level. Sheena explained that the early acclimatisation was nothing compared to the final summit climb involving a 1,295m ascent and 2,145m of descent over 14 long hours.
"The final summit climb was tough, the toughest I've ever experienced and by the time we reached Uhuru Peak, Mount Kilimanjaro's highest point, I was completely exhausted. But what kept me going up the mountain was the thought that I was helping to transform children's lives."After completing their challenge, the team enjoyed a well deserved celebratory meal before visiting the project we support run by our local partner organisation Mkombozi. There, Sheena was able to see exactly how her fundraising is enabling children living on the streets of Moshi and Arusha, Tanzania to access healthcare and food, and supporting communities to prevent children ending up on the streets in the first place.
Sheena's Mount Kilimanjaro photography eveningIn the coming weeks, Sheena will be hosting a Mount Kili photography evening to showcase how she got on during her trekking adventures. The evening will be an opportunity for Sheena to thank her friends and family for their donations and moral support.
Having already held several exciting fundraising events such as a highly successful club night in August which raised over £1,200, Sheena surpassed her fundraising target of £5,000, raising £6,215!
We would like to pass our huge thanks to Sheena for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and hosting so many superb fundraising events during the last few months. Your dedication is inspirational!