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£429raised of £500 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £429 to support HIV orphans in Tanzania and to combat deforestation on Kilimanjaro.

    Ceiriog Valley, Welsh Borders
    Funded on Sunday, 8th October 2017

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    HIV is still a major problem throughout sub-Saharan Africa and results in so many orphans that their extended families are sometimes unable to cope. Bishop Matthew Mhagama of South West Tanganyika in Tanzania is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with local supporters over 5 days in September to raise funds to build a facility for HIV orphans in Sayuni, where my photo of school children above was taken on a visit to his diocese.

    Deforestation on Kilimanjaro, see my photo from the air in 2010, is however a cause of local climate change and environmental damage. So he is also raising funds to plant trees on this iconic African mountain, with the help of sponsors within his diocese. The photo of Bishop Matthew at the foot of this page shows him in N Wales on one of his rare visits to the UK.

    We aim to mirror his challenge without the expense and environmental cost of taking a team to Tanzania, by climbing Snowdon 5 times by 5 different routes over the same 5 days as Bishop Matthew, about the same distance as one ascent of Kilimanjaro. All the funds raised will go directly to his cause.

    Adrian Murray from Bala will lead five Snowdon climbs, do check out his Justgiving page on the Snowdon Five Challenge. Members of Bala Rotary Club and the SW Tanganyika Association, including Mike Harrison and myself will also climb. Others will provide logistical support. My personal goal is to climb at least once before my 72nd birthday on September 12th! My personal fundraising will be additional to the target of £1500 set by Adrian Murray.



    • Jonathan Abbatt10 months ago
      Jonathan Abbatt

      Jonathan Abbatt

      10 months ago

      Good news from our Tanzanian partners, Bishop Matthew, Polikapo and two other supporters reached the summit of Kilimanjaro on September 10th as planned!

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    • Jonathan Abbatt10 months ago
      Jonathan Abbatt

      Jonathan Abbatt

      10 months ago

      Heard from Adrian Murray that although his Day 4 party had to turn around near the top of the South Ridge, due to appalling weather, he did get to the Summit again on Day 5. Still a remarkable achievement under very trying conditions. Well done Adrian! I've adjusted the task description to take in the project's environmental goals, and reset the target to reflect my personal contribution.

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    • Jonathan Abbatt10 months ago
      Jonathan Abbatt

      Jonathan Abbatt

      10 months ago

      Saturday, Day 3 of the five Snowdon ascents and I reach the summit with mike Harrison and Adrian Murray in a freezing mist after alternating rain and clear spells. John Lomas is here too after taking the ambitious Crib Goch route. Changed some clothing at the top to get a bit drier and enjoyed a delicious hot chocolate and sandwich. The descent down to Llanberis started with a little hail and then became quite pleasant once we had got below the cloud level. As the weather worsened and I still needed some recovery time, decided that was enough!

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    • St.Collens Church community

      St.Collens Church community

      Sep 18, 2017

      A big thankyou to my friends in the St Collens Church community, Llangollen who made generous donations after our service yesterday!


    • Matthew Corbett-Jones

      Matthew Corbett-Jones

      Sep 17, 2017

      Congratulations on completing your walk and hopefully some happy birthday memories!


    • Oswestry in Harmony

      Oswestry in Harmony

      Sep 12, 2017

      Thankyou so much Roxane Smith and all the many singers in our Oswestry in Harmony choir who generously donated this morning ! Loved the song for Wangari Maathai !


    • Cerys and Jenny

      Cerys and Jenny

      Sep 10, 2017

      Thankyou Cerys and Jenny for your support, much appreciated.


    • Siwan and Dave

      Siwan and Dave

      Sep 10, 2017

      It is such a good cause.


    • Ann


      Sep 9, 2017

      Such a worthy cause. Couldn't do what you have all achieved so congratulations and well done.


    • Tabitha


      Sep 8, 2017

      Sponsoring you my pocket money.Love Tabitha x


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