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January 2012

Every year climbers around the world climb Mt Kilimanjaro for a cause, or climb Kilimanjaro to raise funds for a charity. Climb for Change is the global hub for news of charity climbing events and climbs for a cause. If you have news of a Kilimanjaro charity climb or Kilimanjaro climb for a cause, please contact us, and we will post your story on our Kilimanjaro charity climbing news page.

Mount Kilimanjaro is worth the climb for charity giving

Calgary Herald - Claire Young - 18 Jan, 2012
Dawn of Christmas Eve broke clear and gorgeous from the Roof of Africa. High above the billowing clouds, the view from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro stretched out across the plains below. Calgarian Kunal Patel, 25, and his group of 12 family members and friends celebrated making the 5,895-metre summit, the highest on the continent, with a bottle of Champagne before starting the downward trek. It was decided to donate the money to Oxfam Canada. The group is still collecting donations, and have raised more than $10,000 so far. ...

Chris Maguire nears the base camp at Mount Everest

Larne Today - 17 Jan, 2012
A Larne adventurer has scaled new heights in a bid to raise vital funds for an African charity. Chris Maguire, a 53-year-old painter and decorator, was part of a 20-strong group of parishioners from various churches in East Antrim and Belfast who embarked on a gruelling trek up the slopes of Mount Everest. A member of Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle, Chris and his fellow climbers walked up to nine hours a day for a week to reach the base camp of the world's tallest mountain - an altitude of almost 19,000 feet. But the epic task was well worth it in the end, as the father-of-two raised a whopping £7,500 for his chosen charity - a hospice for sick and disabled children in Tanzania. Back in 2008, Chris raised £5,000 for the same charity by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. "I want to say a big thank you to everyone who donated to the cause. The generosity of local people has been amazing and I just can't get over it," said Chris, who was inspired to take up the challenge after speaking to a member of his congregation. "A woman asked me to sponsor her climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, and at that moment I just decided to give it a go for myself. After I completed Kilimanjaro, Everest seemed like the next ...

Pals scoop prize to climb Kilimanjaro for charity

Sunday Sun - 15 Jan, 2012
Glen McCloy asked his mates if they fancied a pint . . . at the top of Kilimanjaro. Not the usual place for a swift half, the firefighters will be climbing to the top of the African mountain at the end of the month. The trip comes courtesy of the Carling Perfect Pint competition where entrants said where they'd most like to have a drink. And although Glen was delighted when he got the call to say he'd won, his next thought was the very difficult decision he'd have to make. He originally thought the £15,000 prize would stretch to taking four friends from the fire brigade, but in fact he realised he'd have to choose only two to go along with him on the trip of a lifetime. The trio will be raising money for Pearl of Africa choir, which annually comes to the North East to perform and raise money for the Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation in Uganda. ...

Weymouth student tackles charity mountain climb

Dorset Echo - Ruth Meech - 13 Jan, 2012
Intrepid student Harriet Brown is preparing for the fundraising adventure of her life. This August, the 19-year-old student from Weymouth is planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise funds for the Meningitis Research Association. She has to raise £2,500 before she even sets foot on the mountain and hopes people will support and help her raise as much as possible. Harriet, who is studying business administration at Portsmouth University, said: "I am looking forward to it but I think it will be really scary at the same time. "I decided to do the challenge with some friends from uni and felt that the Meningitis Research Association was a really good charity to raise money for. You hear some really scary stories about the disease so I want to do all I can to help." When Harriet is not studying at Portsmouth, she ...

Winners of 2012 Charity Challenge Announced

Private Kilimanjaro - 10 Jan, 2012
Private Kilimanjaro, one of the leading operators of Kilimanjaro climbs, has announced the winners of its’ online search for the most fun, alternative and interesting charity climb idea to raise fund for charity. Climbing Kilimanjaro is the most fantastic charity challenge and each year sees fundraisers come up with crazy new ways to make climbing Africa’s highest summit even more fun. To encourage more wacky fundraisers Private Kilimanjaro launched a competition to find new vibrant ideas for climbing Kilimanjaro that put a positive new spin on the age old tradition of raising funds for charity. The worldwide competition was judged by public vote on New Year's Day the four charity fundraisers below were voted as winners ...

Supermodel? How Georgia Salpa made it big

Herald.ie - 8 Jan, 2012
The 27-year-old is now tipped to make €1m from Celebrity Big Brother, making her the highest-paid Irish model ever. Her climb up the showbiz ladder has been a slow and steady one. Far from being an overnight success, the creation of Georgia Salpa's sex-bomb image has been over 10 years in the making. ... In October she hit the headlines for the wrong reasons after suddenly decided to pull out of a charity climb to Kilimanjaro with a group of fellow models. At the time, she said her fitness levels just weren't good enough and she didn't think it was fair. Two months later she again raised eyebrows after pulling out of Christmas panto Sleeping Beauty. Producers said they were "shocked and disappointed" at the move -- and Georgia said she hated letting people down but she had no choice. ...

Danbro Sponsor Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

PR Web (press release) - 6 Jan, 2012
Contractor accounting company Danbro continues to show its commitment towards good causes after pledging sponsorship to Coleen Ayton, a mother raising funds for the 'Search 4 a Vaccine Campaign. They have donated a batch of t-shirts emblazoned with the Danbro logo especially for Ms Ayton's Mount Kilimanjaro fundraising climb which she has gratefully received. Ms Ayton was inspired to do the climb in celebration of her daughter Sarah's life. ...

Former Chester Queen's School pupil aiming to climb Kilimanjaro for

Chester Chronicle - Carmella de Lucia - 5 Jan, 2012
A Cheshire student is swapping her dancing shoes for hiking boots as she prepares to climb Africa's highest mountain for charity. Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro might seem like a big enough challenge to most people but Naomi McMullen, a former pupil of The Queen's School, Chester, isn't stopping there. The 19-year-old has also single- handedly organised a black-tie charity ball at Peckforton Castle to be held on July 13 in order to raise more funds for the charity close to her heart. The Warwick University student from Hartford, near Northwich, will climb the 5,895m mountain in September in aid of the Practical Action charity, which provides innovative, simple and practical solutions to poverty in developing countries. In order to cover her travel costs, Naomi needs to raise a minimum of £2,500, but she is hoping to exceed this amount as much as she can with the help of her charity ball, A Touch of Gold. ...

Panasonic Supports Mets Pitcher R.A. Dickey's Charity Inspired Climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro

ITbriefing.net - 5 Jan, 2012
Secaucus, N.J. -- Panasonic announced that it will be supporting R.A. Dickey's upcoming ascension of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest free standing mountain in the world, by providing the Mets pitcher and his two climbing companions with five ruggedized Lumix digital still cameras and a Toughbook laptop computer, products that will enable the climbers to document their ascent and communicate via social media. The knuckleball pitcher has been fascinated with Mt. Kilimanjaro since high school when he read Ernest Hemingway's "Snows of Kilimanjaro" and saw this adventure as a great means to raise awareness and money for a charitable cause that he is firmly committed to -- the Red Light District Outreach Mumbai, which is part of the Bombay Teen Challenge. The charity is an organization that rescues girls from enslavement in the sex trade and fights human trafficking. Dickey will be joined by pitcher Kevin Slowey, his former teammate with the Minnesota Twins, and Dave Racaniello, the Mets' bullpen catcher. The group plans on an eight day ascent and a two day descent. ...

Sims to climb Kilimanjaro for charity | inRacingNews.com

inRacingNews.com - 5 Jan, 2012
British racing driver Alexander Sims will climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Henry Surtees Foundation. Sims was Surtees's team-mate during the 2008 season in Formula Renault. The Henry Surtees Foundation is a brain and physical injury charity that was set up following the death of Surtees in a crash during an F2 race in 2009. The 19,300ft climb will take nine days, starting on January 28th. "Henry Surtees was my team-mate in Formula Renault so raising money for his foundation is something that is very important to me," said Sims. "I took part in the Henry Surtees Memorial Karting Trophy last month but really wanted to do something to raise some extra money for the Foundation. One Hundred per cent of donations go to the Foundation and I’m hoping everyone will get behind me and donate whatever they can." ...

Grays student to climb African mountain for charity

Thurrock Gazette - 2 Jan, 2012
A student from Grays is preparing to take on Mount Kilimanjaro for charity. Luke Stanton, 22, in his final year at Brunel University, is trying to raise as much money as possible for Childreach, a UK charity which dedicated to improving the lives of children across the world, focusing on health care, access to education, and human rights. On June 2, Luke will join 39 other students from Brunel on the climb to the "Roof of Africa", which is the world’s highest freestanding mountain at 19,340 feet. Luke needs to raise at least £2,500 to take part in the challenge, and is in the process of arranging a charity race night in Grays to boost funds. ...

Charity Kilimanjaro climb

This is Plymouth - 29 Dec, 2011
Adventurous Plymouth people are being asked to give 'summit' back in 2012. A children's charity is challenging city people to a mammoth mountain trek as part of an organised summer trip. Children Today is staging the trek up famous Mount Kilimanjaro to raise vital cash for disabled youngsters. Would-be explorers can conquer the world's largest free-standing mountain on a ten-day trip from September 14-23. The charity provides specialised equipment for disabled and sick children - and relies solely on donations. Its 77-kilometre Mount Kilimanjaro challenge will begin with a night in Moshi, Tanzania, before the group sets off on an upwards trail from the Marangu Gate. The path will take hikers along the breathtaking Marangu Route to the giant Uhuru Peak. Children Today fundraiser Ceri Ward said: "Put yourself to the ultimate test in 2012 and join Children Today in Africa for the definitive physical challenge." ...

Catching up: Hinsdale's Kellie O'Brien continues fight for education in Africa

Suburban Life Publications - 28 Dec, 2011
How back in 2006 she took a service trip with her daughter to an African Franciscan monastery, found a calling in a land brimming with need and within a year, had built a school for children whose futures seemed dim. Since then, Kellie O'Brien, now age 69, along with a network of dedicated family members, friends and volunteers, has changed the lives of hundreds of Tanzanian children. A charity climb up Mount Kilimanjaro is being organized for June 24, and the project is hoping to become a registered charity with the Chicago Marathon in October. More information and updates can be found here.

Katie's mission

Pocklington Post - 28 Dec, 2011
Student Katie Bentley is hoping to raise a mountain of cash for a charity climb up Kilimanjaro. She is planning to take the trip in July next year and has a fundraising target of up to £2,000 - over half of which will go directly to Childreach International to help impoverished youngsters. She is responsible for helping a team of 40 students taking part in the climb to reach their combined £98,000 fundraising total. Katie said: "I have always wanted to do something like this and I'm really looking forward to the trip - especially because it will help Child International." "I'm looking for as much sponsorship as possible and hope that the community will get behind me." She has organised fundraising events at university and has also been selling Christmas cards at the Wolds Inn, Huggate, to boost her total. ...

Sources say RA Dickey will go forward with charity climb up Mount Kilimanjaro

New York Daily News - Peter Botte - 27 Dec, 2011
R.A. Dickey will go forward with his charitable plan to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro next week, despite the Mets' objections, multiple sources said Tuesday. A person close to Dickey confirmed the Mets sent a "procedural" letter to agent Bo McKinniss "just to cover themselves legally" over the summer, when the knuckleballer first began publicly discussing the excursion. Dickey is scheduled to earn $4.5 million in 2012 in the second year of a two-year, $7.8 million deal. The letter stated the Mets reserve the right to void Dickey's contract if he is injured as a result of the climb. A Mets PR person said that GM Sandy Alderson would not elaborate on the situation beyond what he was quoted as saying about it in a story in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal. ...

Georgia Salpa

Miss ShowBiz.ie - 23 Dec, 2011
Love her, hate her, or are completely indifferent - there's no denying that 2011 was the year of Georgia Salpa. Yup. As we wind-down for Crimbo, once again it's that time of the year when we tip our hat to ShowBiz.ie's top celeb of the year... Then when Salpa-mania seemed to be unstoppable, she controversially dropped out of the Kilimanjaro charity climb, followed by ill-timed drop-out of the Christmas Panto. But to be fair to her, she did stand tall at the Sleeping Beauty opening night and thus redeemed herself in many people's eyes... 2011 was all about Georgia and even the birth of Team Salpa... Twitter will never be the same again. ...

The Mwalimu Nyerere/Mt. Kilimanjaro Charity Climb

Madaraka - 19 Dec, 2011
This is a continuation of the posts from my September 2011 climb of Mt.Kilimanjaro. Friday 16 September 2011: I woke up at 0425hrs and was out of the hotel at 0505hrs. I walked to the bus stop with my backpack and a heavy load of my Kilimanjaro gear stashed in one of those large polythene bags that scare taxi drivers away from me. I was told I should be at Lamadi before 0730hrs to hitch a ride across the Serengeti National Park, an attempt that has ended in failure in the past. I arrived before six and met the same two characters who made me hang around Lamadi for two days. By ten in the morning I drew on my past experience and decided there would be no travel to Arusha today and took a bus to Mwanza. ...

Rugby charity climb woman's death

thegame.za.org - 16 Dec, 2011
Sue Evans' illness inspired the climb by rugby legends. A woman has died after her fight against lung cancer inspired Welsh rugby legends to climb Kilimanjaro. Mother-of-four Sue Evans, the wife of Welsh rugby's official photographer, was diagnosed with a non-smoking form of the disease in 2008. Her husband Huw announced her death on Facebook and paid tribute. "Sue passed away this morning at 7.16" she fell asleep alongside me very peacefully. A beautiful lady, wife, mother and my bestest friend." Mr Evans organised the captains' climb, which aimed to raise £1m for Velindre Cancer Centre's Stepping Stones appeal in Cardiff. He and a team of more than 50 climbers, including Wales rugby legends Ieuan Evans, Rob Howley and Colin Charvis, scaled Africa’s highest mountain in 2010. ...

Reaching New Heights for "Women of Courage" on Mt. Kilimanjaro

DigitalJournal - 15 Dec, 2011
From January 8th to 19th, 2012, a team of 13 climbers from across Canada, ages 17 to 67 years, will join Outward Bound Canada's Mt. Kilimanjaro fundraising climb to support Outward Bound's Women of Courage expedition - a transformative wilderness experience for women survivors of violence. Two climbers are alumni of the Women of Courage program and four are survivors. The team has raised $70,000 so far - surpassing their original goal of $50,000. With support from donors like Calgary's Rimell Family Foundation, philanthropist Brett Wilson, the WaterStreet Group and corporate and individual donors, the team is raising funds for 40 women to join a Women of Courage expedition in BC, AB, or ON in 2012. Follow the team's progress on ...

The Jade Lotus - Be Beautiful: Charity Climb!

The Jade Lotus - 11 Dec, 2011
My sister Yashmita climbing Kilimanjaro and leaving for Tanzania on Saturday, 10th Dec to start her climb. She is climbing with a group called Soul Adventures (http://www.souladventures.co.za/) .They are attempting the Uhuru Peak Summit via the Western Breach stand on the highest point in Africa-5895m. They will be spending a night at the crater camp with the ancient glaciers as their sentinel. This route is nick-named the Whisky route because it is very difficult as opposed to the Coco-cola route which is tourist-easy. I'm excited for her but pretty nervous as well. It takes a lot not to bawl my eyes out like I used to do when she was at University and had to go back after University holidays. She is passionate about education and children's welfare in SA and is involved in many organisations that foster this. One that is particular close to our hearts is the St Mary’s Children’s Home (www.stmaryschildrenshome.org.za) in the South of JHB ...

Mid-life crisis leads to climb -

IOM Today - 7 Dec, 2011
A Douglas man will be scaling Mount Kilimanjaro for charity after having a crisis about nearing age 40. Stuart Clifford, of Glen Falcon Terrace, will be taking part in the seven-day trek to the 5,895-metre summit of the world's largest freestanding mountain - which is located in Tanzania, East Africa - for charity. The 39-year-old hopes to raise at least £4,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), a children's hospital in London, after his niece Tyler spent two months there in 2008, receiving life saving chemotherapy treatment and a bone marrow transplant. "During what was a difficult time for Tyler and the whole family the help and support provided by everyone at the hospital was truly amazing," he said. "The work the hospital does is supported a great deal by fundraising efforts and ...

A Climb and a Cause

The New York Times Baseball Blog - R.A. Dickey - 7 Dec, 2011
R.A. Dickey, the Mets pitcher, will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in January, in part to raise awareness for the Bombay Teen Challenge, an organization that rescues and cares for women and girls in Mumbai who are at risk of being abused and exploited. His posts will appear occasionally in Bats. "Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai 'Ngaje Ngai,' the House of God. Close to the western summit there is a dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude." - Ernest Hemingway It was seventh grade when I first read those words from Hemingway's "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." - I'm not sure why they stuck with me so vividly through the next 24 years. Perhaps it was the spiritual ...

Interview: Logan Sama to climb Kilimanjaro For Charity

Grime Forum - 3 Dec, 2011
If you've not heard yet, Kiss FM DJ and multi-Grime Award winner "Logan Sama" is set to climb Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest Mountain standing at around 19,340 feet (5,895 meters). All in aid of charity, we got a chance to ask the man himself a few questions before he sets off on this challenge. Remember 100% of donations go to charity (Help 4 Heroes, Save The Children & The Irish Guard Appeal), so if you can you can support below. What got you involved in the climb or gave you the idea to do this? My Dad came up with the idea and we all got together and agreed to do it together and raise as much as we could. Who are you climbing with? I'll be climbing with my Dad and my younger brother, so it will be a family affair. ...

We Have Reached Our Goal of $100000!

Climb For The Cause - 2 Dec, 2011
We would like to thank the Climb For The Cause Donors and Pledgers. With your contribution we will be able to provide the necessary financial assistance, support, and connection to resources and encouragement, to families facing the challenges of cancer. From all of us at the AGSS Memorial Foundation, thank you! Thanks to National Flight Services for their support of the Climb For The Cause. We are proud to present them with this framed presentation ...

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Chris O'Grady
January 07, 2012