Thanks for visiting our team fundraising page!!
So here's a little about us.... we're 6 friends all working for Equinix that a few months ago decided we wanted to undertake a challenge and raise money for a good cause. Julia told us she had always wanted to climb Kilimanjaro (the rest of us thought she was joking!) and before you know it we're booked to go, training hard and - to be completely honest - a wee bit scared....!! We have a number of intense training weekends coming up, including 20+mile walks in the Surrey Hills, 26mile hikes in Snowdonia, and undertaking the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge. What happened to spending summer weekends in beer gardens and nursing hangovers??!!
But...its all for 3 great causes.
National Kidney Federation - Our team member Adam donated a Kidney to his Dad earlier this year - Kili should be a piece of cake in comparison! Kidney donors save lives every year and without Adam's amazing sacrifice his dad would not be the happy, healthy man is he is today. Please support this amazing cause.
Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research - A family friend of one of our team members is currently being cared for by the amazing people at Castle Hill in Hull. 28,500 people diagnosed every year with a blood cancer and this charity is solely dedicated to research into blood cancers. Please give generously!
ZAP - We decided we wanted to give something back to the people of Tanzania as they will (hopefully!) be looking after us during our challenge. The people of Jambiani on Zanzibar really struggle even just to feed their families and even the children need to work from a young age. ZAP have set up many projects in this village which is making progress in improving the quality of life for the community. We will be raising money to pay for University fees for some of the children that have been allowed to continue their education rather than being sent to work thanks to the efforts of ZAP. We plan to visit the volunteers and the community of Jambiani whilst on Zanzibar so please help us support this great cause so we can help put a smile on their faces when we visit!
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