Misba Khan, Capital and Chartable Officer in the Finance Department, has worked for the Trust for over 11 years. A keen walker, she has completed many treks including the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis and most recently the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. This year she decided to take on her biggest challenge yet, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.
Although Christmas is a time to celebrate with family, Misba has decided to do something to help the paediatrics at the hospital instead.
Khan Kili Klimb will support the Children’s Unit at North Manchester General Hospital. The Unit cares for patients aged 3 – 16 years with a wide variety of needs. Funds raised by Misba will be used towards to the purchase of portable sensory equipment. The sensory voyager is a portable sensory studio solution which brings sensory equipment to the child who is unable to access a sensory room. Many children are immobile in bed and the sensory voyager brings to life their single room and allows the children to completely relax, giving them complete control of the surroundings about them.
Yvonne Tunstall, Divisional Nurse Director of Women and Children’s said, “This sensory studio would be a tremendous asset to the Children's Unit as many children with long term life limiting conditions are admitted to the unit for treatment throughout the year. This equipment will not only relax them during their admission but would make their stay in hospital amore memorable experience.”
Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania. The highest mountain in Africa, it stands 5,895 metres above sea level. On Christmas Eve Misba will arrive at the summit, reaching an altitude of 5,895m.
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