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Kate and Stu do Kilimanjaro for Lupus UK and Self Help Africa

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As we are raising funds for two charities we have had to set up a team page! All you need to do is choose which Charity you want to support. However please bare in mind that we would like to raise an equal amount for each charity so if you could choose wisely that would be great!!! 

Here's a bit about what we are up to....


On the 23rd September 2019 we will be embarking on a week-long challenge to summit the peak of  Kilimanjaro in aid of two charities which are very close to our hearts.


The first is Lupus UK which is nationwide charity set up to support those suffering with the presently incurable immune system illness known as Lupus. Lupus was brought to our family’s attention in 2016 when Kate’s younger sister Claire was diagnosed. It can affect any part of the body and cause irreplaceable damage to major organs with many of the symptoms going undiagnosed. Lupus UK aims to empower people by providing information about lupus and offering support, so their voices are heard and their condition diagnosed and managed effectively. Something we would like to champion.

The second charity is Self Help Africa which is a leading international development charity with an expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses to eradicate poverty and hunger in rural areas of Africa. It does this by providing rural families with grains and livestock to produce their own food and to become self-sufficient. As we are both rurally based professionals with a love of Africa, it is something we would also like to support. It also has a base in Shrewsbury so even more reason to support it.


We will be climbing the mountain with a guide which we have booked at a local level so that all of the money we invest into the walk goes to the people that matter and not big multi-national companies. Our goal is to raise as much sponsorship as possible for our efforts so that we can donate at least £4,000 to each of our chosen charities.

To ensure we meet our target we have planned a number of fund raising events including;

A pub quiz in the Cottage, MontgomeryA black tie Charity Ball at Arddleen on Saturday 3th August 2019 (where Kate will be singing, Stu will be conducting a charity auction and the Texels will be headlining!)A Pizza and Prosecco evening at Forden (where kate’s mobile wood fired pizza business will provide all the food and drink)


In preparation for the climb we are doing our bit by training most of the week. We flew to Morocco for a weekend in June to tackle the highest peak in North Africa, Toubkal to acclimatise our bodies to the altitude.

We would therefore be sincerely grateful for any support that you can provide, whether it be a donation to the cause, a table at the ball or a lot for ourauction!

If Ed Balls can make it the top then we sure as damn hope that we can to!

Many thanks

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Raised: 15%

Team target: £8,000.00

Raised so far: £1,210.35

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Stuart Richards

Kate & Stu do Kilimanjaro for Lupus UK

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Stuart Richards

Kate & Stu do Kilimanjaro for Self Help Africa!

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