What’s the most challenging, most rewarding, thing you’ve ever done? How about climbing the highest mountain in Africa to help profoundly deaf and severely disabled children?
For the last two years, Crafted has been working with Destiny of a Child, providing web design, build and search marketing services to the organisation which helps children in charitable need due to poverty, sickness, distress or disability. To raise funds, Destiny of a Child is organising two challenges of a life time, and they need your help.
Destiny of a Child is inviting you to either take part in an epic ascent to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro or to participate in the building of six Child Welfare Centres in Tanzania.
The funds raised will benefit profoundly deaf children in need of cochlear implantation in the UK and France, children with physical disabilities and associated learning difficulties in Kent, UK and also a Tanzanian charity supporting AIDS orphans projects.
How can you help?
Destiny of a Child need three groups of 20 climbers and 36 builders, with both projects open to men, women and couples.
Local builders will help support the volunteers working on the Child Welfare Centres in Arusha, Tanzania, so no special skills or experience is required. For those climbing the mountain, experienced expedition leader, Ake Lindstrom, will guide you to the summit (5,896 metres/19,340 feet).
Each participant will be required to raise a minimum of £1,500 for Destiny of a Child, in addition to covering the cost of participating.
How can you get in touch?
Last year’s Kilimanjaro climb raised a whopping £227,000. Next year’s challenge, to commence in January 2013, hopes to raise even more.
To see the success of last year’s climb for yourself, watch this YouTube clip.