Kilimanjaro charity climbs
Below are some links to forthcoming charity climbs that you may be interested in joining or at least sponsoring. Note that we cannot vouch for the competence of the companies these charities use to organise their climbs – though as you’d expect most of them seem to use reliable, long-established trekking agencies to organise their expeditions.
If you are organising a trek for charity yourself, or even if you are just taking part in a charity trek and are trying to raise some extra sponsorship, please do not hesitate to get in touch and I will publish the details on this site.
Afghan Aid Kilimanjaro climb
Dates of climbs: Several treks per year
Afghanaid has worked alongside Afghan communities for over two decades, and currently works directly with over 500,000 adults and children focusing on long-term sustainable development in rural areas. In a country where one in four children die before the age of five, their work has an immediate effect helping build a future where people have healthier lives. The charity is currently organising two treks for next year.
For details of the treks, please click on Afghan Aid here.
Alzheimer’s Society Kilimanjaro trek
Dates of climbs: 15 – 25 January 2015
The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They are organising a trek to raise funds for their charity for January 2015. Places are limited to a maximum of 35; you will need to pay a registration fee of £399 and raise a minimum amount in sponsorship to £4200).
Anthony Nolan Trust Kilimanjaro trek
Date: At least one trek per year
The Anthony Nolan Trust provides lifesaving donors for patients suffering from leukemia and in need of a bone marrow transplant. Since 1974 they have helped to give over 5,800 children and adults a new chance of life.
For more information, please visit the Anthony Nolan Trust charity climb page
Breast Cancer Campaign Kilimanjaro charity climb
Date: At least once a year
Breast Cancer Campaign is the only charity that specialises in funding independent breast cancer research throughout the UK. It aims to find the cure for breast cancer by funding research which looks at improving diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, better understanding how it develops and ultimately either curing the disease or preventing it.
They currently organize frequent treks on the wonderful Lemosho Route. For more information about the expedition, click on the Breast Cancer Campaign Charity Kilimanjaro climb webpage.
Date: At least three per year
Founded in 2004, Childreach International works with local partners throughout Africa with the aim of alleviating child poverty in the developing world.
For more details on their fundraising climbs up Africa’s Highest Mountain, visit the Childreach International Kilimanjaro Trek webpage
Date: One trek per year
Children Today was founded in 1994 to help disabled children and young people up to the age of 25 enjoy a better quality of life by providing them with the specialised equipment they need.
For more details on their fundraising climbs up Africa’s Highest Mountain on the Marangu Route – trips that also includes visits to various Childreach projects, visit the Children Today Kilimanjaro Trek webpage.
Climb for a Child
Date: Throughout the year
Climb for a child sponsors the children of the porters. They currently have nine children being fully sponsored in Arusha Modern all the way through graduation of secondary school.
As they say on their website: ‘The trips are more about the cultural immersion then the climb. The whole purpose is to connect the expedition members to the people and to get them to pick out a child and sponsor them all the way through graduation of secondary school.’
You can find out more by visiting the Climb for a Child website.
Date: Please contact Downside Up or details of any future climbs
For several years, Moscow-based Downside Up has been running fundraising Kilimanjaro treks to help finance their work supporting Russian children with Down syndrome.
If you would like to be part of their next Kilimanjaro expedition, please visit their website www.downsideup.org
Macmillan Cancer charity Kilimanjaro climb
Date: One per year
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.
For more details on their fundraising climb up the mountain’s official (ie not our version) Rongai Route, visit the Macmillan Charity Kilimanjaro Trek webpage.
Make a Difference charity Kilimanjaro climb
Date: One per year
Make a Difference work out of Moshi to help impoverished and orphaned youth in the Kilimanjaro region to rise out of poverty through education. They sponsor 22 orphaned children from the ages of 10-20 by sending them to the best schools in the Tanzania area.
For more information visit the webpage.
Marie Curie Cancer Care charity Kilimanjaro climb
Date: At least one trek per year
Established in 1948, Marie Curie Cancer Care is now one of the UK’s largest charities. Employing more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, they provide care to around 25,000 people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses every year, along with support for their families.
For more details on their fundraising climbs up the mountain’s official (ie not our version) Rongai Route, visit the Marie Curie Charity Kilimanjaro Trek webpage.
Scope charity Kilimanjaro climb
At least one trek per year
Scope is the disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Their aim is that disabled people achieve equality: a society in which they are as valued and have the same human and civil rights as everyone else.
Following on from their successful treks over the past few years they are organizing a climb up the mountain again.
For more information about their fundraising expedition to Kilimanjaro and their trek on the Machame Route, visit the Scope Kilimanjaro charity climb webpage.
Team Fox charity Kilimanjaro climb
Date: Please contact Team Fox for details of any future climbs
Climb Africa’s tallest peak with TeamFox!
Team Fox is the community fundraising arm of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. It’s members are regular people looking to make a difference in the ongoing battle against Parkinson’s disease.
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