Birmingham students' fantastic fundraising

Birmingham students' fantastic fundraising

07 August 2014

A group of eight students from the University of Birmingham has raised over £18,500 for us in less than year.

Jack Attard, Paige Vinnicombe, Elliot Millward, Rebecca Finley, Fay Lepley, Kelly Brisk, Lucy Styles and Tom Jenkins have been fundraising for us through events such as quiz nights, paintball contests, sweepstakes, and race nights. Elliot raised £600 in one day alone through a 12 hour running machine relay.

The team are currently preparing to take on their final challenge for us; conquering Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. The trek, organised by Student Adventures, will see them reach the summit, which stands at an epic 5,895m.

Tom said: “I have had two friends suffer with the disease and have seen first-hand just how difficult it can be for people. Climbing Kilimanjaro will serve as both a challenging and exciting way for us to give something back and help other sufferers of the disease.”

We are so grateful to the team for raising such a fantastic amount of money, and would like to congratulate them on all their hard work this year – we can’t wait to see all your photos from Tanzania!

For more information on how you can be part of our challenge events, contact Susie Bailey on

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