Kate Hegarty is climbing Mount Kenya for Charity

KATE HEGARTY Start Date: Aug 4, 2016 - End Date: Aug 3, 2017

My Travel Story

by: KATE HEGARTY Start Date: Aug 4, 2016 - End Date: Aug 3, 2017
I will be climbing Mount Kenya with a team of 20 volunteers to Summit Point Lenana (16,355ft) on 27th May 2017. As an organised group  we hope to raise £20,000 as we will all be donating £1,000 to the Africa Adventures Foundation as part of our contract.(Mount Kenya Charity Challenge 2017).The total cost of my week in Africa including flights/ transfers/ accomodatatiion /equipment / insurance / vaccinations and the £1000 for charity is £3,105. I am hoping to raise  £1,995 to cover flight costs and the £1,000 donation for Charity and to fund the remaining £1,110 myself. The "Programme Fee" of £1,000 which you will see on my cost calculator goes directly to the African Adventures Foundation as part of the £20,000  which will be used towards the construction of desperately needed new classrooms at schools in Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar.It will also help to create feeding programmes for children living in Africa whose only meal a day comes from the projects.

I have retired from a career in social work and more recently running chess clubs in junior  schools. I now have the time to train and commit myself to this exciting project!

I hope that my contacts friends and family will support me to succesfully complete this fundraising project.I will keep you all updated on my progress and you will receive many pictures of  the Mount Kenya Charity Challenge. Thank you for your support!