Invitation to join cancer charity’s Kilimanjaro Trek

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A CANCER charity is inviting you to stand on top of the world to help boost its funds.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is encouraging fund-raisers to explore one of the highest free-standing mountains in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro, in an exciting expedition that takes you up the peak via the Rongai route, considered one of the most achievable routes to the summit and retaining a sense of untouched wilderness. The 10-day challenge takes place from June 7th-16th 2012, where you’ll trek through cultivated farmlands, lush rainforests, alpine meadows and above the clouds to the lunar landscape of the upper mountain, before your final push to its snow-capped summit.

Chris Kamara said: “I climbed Kilimanjaro for Marie Curie Cancer Care earlier this year and it was an unbelievable experience with great camaraderie all round. There we a lot of people in our group who went up the mountain for personal reasons. I did it for my mum, who was looked after by Marie Curie Nurses at home before she died, and that was what kept me going when the going got really tough. I can honestly say that standing on top of the mountain was a real emotional moment and one of the biggest achievements of my life.”

It is hoped the challenge will raise over £60,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care, whose nurses provide free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes and in the charity’s nine hospices.

To sign up or for further information about the Kilimanjaro Trek, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/kilimanjaro or call us on 08700 340 040.