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Fundraising for The Citizens Foundation (UK)

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  • Team members: Al Wilson
  • Event: Climbing Kilimanjaro for TCF, 16 Oct 2009

The Citizens Foundation (UK)

The Citizens Foundation (UK) raises funds for The Citizens Foundation (TCF), Pakistan's leading education charity. TCF currently runs 1,567 school units nationwide and provides high-quality education to 252,000 children (48% of which are girls) from the most deprived areas in Pakistan.

Charity Registration No. 1087864

Story

Together with three colleagues; I am joining a trek to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro starting on October 16th, 2009. The ascent over a week, includes 6-7 hours of trekking each day and 12 hours on the final day to reach the summit for dawn.

Approximately 6000m above sea level; Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest peak in Africa. Due to the high altitude and rocky conditions; there is no guarantee all of us will make it.

Inspired by people like Greg Mortenson (author, Three Cups of Tea) and organized by Friends of The Citizens Foundation – FTCF, we are trying to raise as much as possible for a Pakistan based charity; The Citizens Foundation (TCF), which is South Asia's largest not-for-profit organisation in the field of formal education (http://www.thecitizensfoundation.org/).  For a brighter future, I believe these kids deserve any chance they can get.

FTCF works directly with TCF makes education accessible to children which would otherwise be living a backstreet life open to the extreme elements of violence and crime. TCF and FTCF are committed to a momentous target of educating 350,000 – 400,000 pupils in Pakistan by 2012!

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and (according to them) totally secure.It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Friends Of The Citizens Foundation gets your money faster.

I need to raise pledges quickly to ensure I can undertake the challenge, so please take a few minutes to donate. Every little bit counts.

Please note that all your donations go to charity and do not fund my travel expenses, which are borne by myself (I'm paying for my own flights, all my kit, and accommodation).

Best Regards,

-Al.

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  • Not an easy hike...
  • joining three others from Credit Suisse
  • We have to make our own way there... +3

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