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Student to conquer Kilimanjaro for MRF

Student to conquer Kilimanjaro for MRF

09 June 2014

A 19-year-old student from Jersey has set himself the ultimate challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro this summer to raise funds for us.

Harrison Gollop is hoping to raise £2,250 by completing the six day trek. The trek is run by Student Adventures who create tailor made adventures for students.

Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, Africa, is the tallest free standing mountain in the world and stands at 5,895m. Kibo, the snow capped peak, is one of the most recognisable sights in the world of adventure and it is a huge challenge for those who are prepared to tackle the landscape and the altitude to reach the summit.

Harrison said: “My younger brother Jordan was unfortunate enough to suffer this disease at the age of one week old. This was clearly a distressing time for my family. Luckily, he has not suffered any of the effects that so often accompany this disease. I feel confident that I will be able to meet the challenges that Mount Kilimanjaro will present to me and if you feel able to offer any donation, no matter how small, then this would be greatly appreciated by me and will hopefully enable me to undertake this challenge.”

To sponsor Harrison Gollop you can visit his online donation page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/HarrisonGollop

Jeanie Olivier
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