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We are the Kilimanjaro lads and girls, a group of 12 finalists set the challenge of a charity hike up Mt Kilimanjaro in March 2011.

We all work for DRL the largest online kitchen appliance retailer in the UK and in November we were all offered the opportunity to put our names into a draw to be chosen for a once in a life time opportunity of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro for charity. We will begin our adventure on the 5 March 2011 and hike for 7 days along the Rongai Route to reach the Kilimanjaro summit Uhuru Peak. This means the we have just under 3 months to reach our fund raising target of £60,000 for Bolton Lads and Girls Club.


Bolton Lads and Girls Club have over 3,000 members, a registered charity (#1051292) and the biggest youth centre in the UK.  Based right in the heart of Bolton town centre, the club is open 7 days-a-week, 52 weeks-a-year and welcomes all young people aged 8-21 years old.

Supported by a team of around 50 professional youth workers, and an army of over 400 volunteers, the charity prides itself on being innovative, fun and without a doubt, the leading youth centre in the country. Each session provides a safe, friendly and positive environment for our young members and helps them:


·         Have fun, try new things and relax in a safe, positive, encouraging environment.

·         Explore their individuality

·         Build self confidence and self esteem

·         Improve social skills

·         Learn new personal skills

·         Develop and learn about team work, co-operation and decision making

·         Make new friends. 


Sport and recreation are the backbone of Bolton Lads & Girls Club.  Sport links all sections of the charity together, and helps them engage with thousands of young people every year.  Their mission is simple; to offer young people the opportunity to be active, have fun and learn new skills.


It costs just over £2.5 million a year to keep the Bolton Lads and Girls charity running, that’s over £7000 a day; so climbing Kilimanjaro to raise £60,000 + for them is going to be a massive help in improving the lives of all the members.


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Raising money for

Bolton Lads & Girls Club

Bolton Lads & Girls Club

Charity Registration No. 1051292

Founded in 1889, BLGC is one of the largest youth clubs in the country operating 7 nights a week with 7,500+ members. The Club aims to help young people become the happy,caring & responsible citizens of tomorrow by providing somewhere to go, something to do & above all someone to talk to.

Raising money for

Run by Bolton Lads & Girls Club

Charity Registration No. 1051292

Donations 154

Thanks to all my friends and family for sponsoring me up the mountain

Donation by Gareth Mann on 26/05/11

Last but not least!POLE POLE KILIMANJARO!

Donation by Ivan Coetzee on 04/05/11


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Thanks to all who sponsered us!!! HAKUNA MATATA

Donation by Kevin Monk on 03/05/11


+ £100.00 Gift Aid

Thank you to everyone who showed soo much support, we couldn't have done it without all your help and patience

Donation by Duncan Irving on 28/04/11

Thank you to everyone who supported us! We couldn't have done it without you!

Donation by Alexia El Merhebi on 28/04/11


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Still can't believe it was only a month ago, we did it guys!

Donation by Lucy Brearley on 27/04/11


+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Well done everyone

Donation by Nick Peachey on 27/04/11


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Thanks to all who supported us and believed we could do it!

Donation by Gareth Mann on 01/04/11


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Yey congratulations guys! We did it! Will never forget our Kilimanjaro experience! xxx

Donation by Alexia El Merhebi on 01/04/11


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

WE DID IT GUYS! Now thats one to tell the grand kids!

Donation by Lucy Brearley on 01/04/11


+ £56.41 Gift Aid

Brilliant guys, well done.

Donation by Carl Phillips on 01/04/11


+ £56.41 Gift Aid

Well done Lexi!!!! Love from Mum and Dad xxx

Donation by Mum and Dad on 01/04/11


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Well done Gareth!!!!!

Donation by Jane Sutton on 31/03/11


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done to everybody! I knew we could do it.JAMBO

Donation by Adam Rudd on 25/03/11


+ £112.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 18/03/11

Donation by Anonymous on 18/03/11

Well done Gareth. Lots of love, Mum XXXXX

Donation by Kathryn Mann on 17/03/11


+ £16.92 Gift Aid

well done Ailsa

Donation by Alistair Tanner on 17/03/11


+ £5.64 Gift Aid


Donation by PAUL BREARLEY on 15/03/11


+ £70.51 Gift Aid

Well done Adam, We're all proud of you. Love Mum x

Donation by Valerie Rudd on 15/03/11


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Awesome guys!

Donation by Matt Litchfield on 14/03/11


+ £7.05 Gift Aid

This is a donation for the Kilimanjaro hike in recognition of Adams Rudds amazing achievement. Considering hes awful at Kayaking im very impressed.

Donation by Anthony Rawlins on 14/03/11


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done Kev

Donation by Jeff & Lynne Hunter on 13/03/11


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done Kev and the whole gang! You have all done fantastic!

Donation by NEIL HUNTER on 13/03/11


+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Congratulations to John and all the team. Safe journey home and enjoy that shower first!

Donation by Mo Jones on 12/03/11

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£11,537.30
  • Offline donations£43,397.70
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£54,935.00
  • Gift Aid£2,514.88

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