We met playing hockey for the same team in our local town.
We have been talking about it for a while and have finally booked it, Bev is the more adventurous one of the two of us as she has already climbed Machu Picchu. We both went travelling through different parts of the world in August 2012, Bev to South America and I went to Australasia. We have both since gotten the bug for travelling and seeing the world! Trekking and camping isn't something we have done before so we thought it would be a challenge and something that would test us both physically and mentally. But we wanted to do it for a reason and so that is why we have decided to support EducAid. Miriam Mason-Sesay was formerly a teacher at my secondary school in England and from time to time she would come and talk to us about the amazing work that she is a part of in Sierra Leone and I have always wanted to help out in some way so we thought this was the perfect opportunity to raise money and awareness for the charity!
We are climbing Kilimanjaro on 17th July 2013, only a few weeks away now!! We have heard all the horror stories of altitude sickness and the obstacles we may face but non the less we are off to climb the tallest mountain in Africa with a smile on our faces!!
We have brought the gear and are all ready to go......with jelly babies at hand to help us on the trek up!!
We are climbing Kilimanjaro not only as a personal challenge but also in support of EducAid and all its amazing work.
This is the link to our just giving page: