Giving hope to children through challenging climb

Stevie French EMN-150216-165121001
Stevie French EMN-150216-165121001

A Caistor woman is swapping books for boots to tackle the world’s highest free-standing mountain.

Stevie French has signed up to climb Mount Kilimanjaro through the University of Nottingham, where she is studying English Language and Literature, as part of the Hope for Children Fundraising Project.

“When I heard about this opportunity I was immediately drawn to the idea of doing something incredible for something equally amazing,” said Stevie, who over the course of two weeks, will climb up the Machame summit route to stand atop the roof of Africa

“This is the chance for me to push myself further than I’ve ever gone before, completely out of my comfort zone.”

But first, she has to raise £2,900 to take part.

The money raised will help make a difference to the lives of vulnerable street children in East Africa and Stevie will get to see firsthand one of the projects the charity supports before the climb.

“I’m so pleased with the support I’ve gotten, especially when I received an anonymous donation, a good sum from the street collections and Caistor and District Lions Club,” added Stevie.

“It’s nice to see people will still give so generously to charities, especially when it’s in support of someone they may not even know personally - really inspiring.”

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