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On the 28 June, I will be flying to Tanzania to start my climb up Mount Kilimanjaro. The climb will take us six days in total and will involve us climbing to a height of 19,000 feet.

I will admit, I agreed to accompany my good friend Estelle on the climb, one Friday night, after several cocktails. It seemed a good idea at the time, and how hard could it be? The next day, everyone was expecting me to rapidly change my mind. But after thinking about what an amazing challenge this will be for me and also on realising I could use the trip to raise some money for an extremely important charity, I paid my deposit and booked my flight!

The charity I have chosen to support is the Alzheimer’s Society. Not only do they carry out extensive research into dementia, but they also offer invaluable support for both sufferer’s, but often more in need, their carer’s. Alzheimer’s does not receive as much support and publicity as many other charities, even though most people have been affected by this horrid disease at some point, in some way.

My Grandma suffered with Altzeimer's for several years and the Altzeimer's Society was a great support to my Grandad. I will always remember my Grandma as the beautiful, elegant immaculate woman she was when I was growing up, and it is for her that I am doing this climb.

Like my Grandma was, I am probably far better known amongst my friends for my love of handbags, NOT for climbing mountains, so I think most of you know this is going to be quite a challenge for me. But an amazing one, none the less.

I would be extremely grateful of any donation you are able to give, however small. This is going to be a massive challenge for me, both mentally and physically and the thought of raising money for this charity will keep me going when I start to tire.

 

Thank you,

Katherine x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Updates 2

I did it! Thank you all so much for your very generous donations and kind messages. I had a totally amazing time and loved every minute of it. I have uploaded a few photos to show you the amazing views. It was like being on top of the world! Thank you all xx

11/07/12 16:00

Thank you all for your donations!

28/05/12 20:58

Raising money for

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society

Charity Registration No. 296645

Alzheimer's Society is the leading UK care and research charity for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families and carers. To find out more about fundraising for the Society log on to www.alzheimers.org.uk

Donations 54

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Finally got round to it! Well done Katherine, great achievement for a great cause. I know how prod Tony and Gill are! Congratulations.

Donation by Rash Bhabra on 18/07/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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"There ain't no mountain high enough ...... "

Donation by Tina Turner on 13/07/12

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Congratulations Katherine on achieving your goal. May see you in Devon at Crabshell some time. Chris and Jan Baxter

Donation by Christopher Baxter on 13/07/12

£20.00

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Congratulations on an amazing achievement!

Donation by Katharine Lam on 11/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Remarkable achievement, Katherine! You should feel very proud of yourself! Lots of love xxxx

Donation by Elizabeth Keetley-Smith on 10/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Kat - a great achievement & great cause. Good on ya!! Yxx

Donation by Yvonne Patrick on 09/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 09/07/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Martin Faulkner on 04/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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OMG!!! Good Luck in there xxx

Donation by fabiano oliveira on 03/07/12

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Good luck my dear. Hope your sleeping bag keeps you nice and warm. Can't wait to hear all about this adventure. xxx

Donation by Astrid Schueller on 03/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Hope it went well Kat! x

Donation by Cary Beylis on 02/07/12

£25.00

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Donation by William McGrath on 29/06/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Shelley Fryer on 27/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Very best of luck :o)

Donation by Lyndsey Rush on 27/06/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Philip Worthington on 27/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Carpe diem..... Great cause and a great charity that helps so many. Enjoy lady B x

Donation by Dave Lucas on 27/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck!! You are very brave....

Donation by jeferson lemos on 26/06/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Great cause. Good luck xx

Donation by Youssef benazha on 26/06/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Howard Marshall on 25/06/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck!

Donation by Anonymous on 25/06/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck, don't get too many blisters! Grandad

Donation by George McQueen on 24/06/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Hope all goes well, best of luck

Donation by Geoff and Lynne Sanders on 23/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck! Rather you than me, but for a great cause and lovely story.

Donation by Sorrel Taylor on 22/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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We all proud of you. Alzheimers is a terrible disease, we saw what it did to Grandma. Take care of yourself. Love Helen, Ian, Sam & Emilyxx

Donation by Helen Rotherham on 21/06/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck, Kat. Can't wait to hear all about it. Love Sarah, Rob and Isabel xxx

Donation by Sarah Bowater on 21/06/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,224.00
  • Offline donations£276.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,500.00
  • Gift Aid£410.00

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