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Climb Kilimanjaro for The Children’s Society

Every few days, I hear of someone climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for a cause. They go out, get a bunch of friends and family, raise money for the cause, and then go over and painfully make their way to Kilimanjaro’s summit, Uhuru. On the top, they hold out a flag or a piece of paper with the charities name on it. This week it’s The Children Society, a charity, that helps children with multiple disabilities and complicated health needs.

Read more about Steve Green’s charity to climb Kilimanjaro. While I think it’s great that people climb for a cause, I wish more of the proceeds could go toward local charities in Tanzania where Kilimanjaro is.

By Peter Baxter | Permalink | 2 comments | January 8th, 2007
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By Gillian | January 8th, 2007

Yes, support for local charities is better, especially as the need is to great in Tanzania.

There’s a current (started 6 Jan 2007)fundraiser, “3 Peaks, 3 weeks”, where 10 women will climb Kili, Meru and another. All funds will go to three local charities, including the School of St Jude. See my blog.

They’ve raised a massive $220,000, so I reckon it is a bloody good thing!

By Todd Gossman | December 15th, 2007

Support for local charities is the way to go. I started a foundation called the Kilimanjaro Education Foundation ( in order to help improve education and build school facilities. Our first charity climb was this past August and we raised $30K to build bathrooms and saved an entire school system from closing due to unsanitary conditions. We work with KIWISA one of the safest companies around and they are local.


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