Climb Kilimanjaro and change lives

Climb Kilimanjaro and change lives

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Mon, 15/8/2016

Ever wondered what it takes to climb Kilimanjaro? Kim and Julie share their Kili training diary with us ahead of their trek next month.

I was at a Nordoff Robbins open day where they did a presentation about the work they do and how important charity donations are to keep the therapy centre running. At the time Julie and I were talking about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro as a challenge. After my visit to Nordoff Robbins they sent me an email with some of the fundraising events coming up. When I saw Kilimanjaro on the list it was a no brainer for Julie and I to sign up to take on the challenge and help raise money for Nordoff Robbins.


After helping out at Nordoff Robbins events over the years doing something more active on a fundraising level appealed to me. Kim and I had been discussing doing a challenge. I already do quite a lot of walking so when we became aware that there was a fundraising climb on Kilimanjaro we jumped at the opportunity to sign up.


Training diary - From Box Hill to Blencathra

  • We have been doing regular hikes around Box Hill. 
  • We have been up and down Snowdon at least 3 times. 
  • We walked the Ridgeway (80 miles) and most recently we tackled Blencathra and Cat Bells in the Lake District. 
  • We also have a weekend in the Peak District planned as our final training for Kilimanjaro.

There's still time to get behind Kim and Julie! Visit their Just Giving page to show your support and help us change more lives through music therapy.