Kilimanjaro Climb for Charity

Monday 26th February 2024

Congratulations to Ella S who has raised a phenomenal £2,565 for the West Lunga conservation project in Zambia.

Whilst most of the school were enjoying a quiet half-term, Ella and her father were climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain in Tanzania on this amazing fundraising challenge. They reached the summit which is at 19,340ft on Friday 16th February.

Ella explained her motivation for supporting this charity: ‘The project in Zambia that I am raising money for is run by old friends of ours from Botswana and they have developed a way of supporting local women in the community (often widows) by giving them beehives to harvest honey and generate a recurrent income so they can run their family and feed their children. Further to this, local bee-keepers often de-bark trees to use it for hives, by importing manufactured bee hives; the project also saves local trees from dying after being de-barked. The cost to buy, bait and install a bee hive is approximately £25. I am aiming to try and raise enough money for 100 hives.’

Ella continued: ‘My eldest brother is in Zambia now assisting with the project and he will be able to see the results of the money raised. I am so grateful to everyone who donated and helped me reach my targeted total. I know that the rural ladies in Zambia will be extremely happy and grateful for all our combined efforts.’

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