We are being supported on this challenge by Jae’s employer – Exodus Travels. Exodus have been taking people to Kilimanjaro for many years but August 2015 will be the first family departure, allowing children aged 13 and older to attempt the climb with their parents. Exodus has been offering adventure tours around the world for over 40 years (click here to see a BBC programme of an Exodus overland tour from 1975), and currently runs over 450 trips to over 90 countries.
Catching Lives will get half of the money we hope to make through sponsorship. It is the charity in Kent that Sheila volunteers with. Catching Lives is an independent charity aimed at supporting the rough sleepers, homeless and vulnerably housed in Canterbury and East Kent; those who have, for many reasons, fallen through the gaps in society and feel they have nowhere else to turn.
Exodus is committed to responsible travel, which includes supporting projects in communities it visits around the world. The other 50% of the sponsorship total will be split between Baraka & Friends of Conservation – both of which run projects that Exodus supports. Click here to find out more about the projects. This year Baraka have a match-funder, so all the money that goes to Baraka projects will be doubled.
If you would like to sponsor us please head over to our
VirginMoneyGiving page – thanks!