EMMA Keeley, 20, from Manchester, is preparing to climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in August 2016. 

Emma is part of her university’s climb Kilimanjaro team and they hope to raise as much money as possible for ChildReach International. Emma said it is: “an amazing cause.”

ChildReach International will benefit from the team’s donations. One of the non-profit organisation’s missions is to restore children’s rights, something Emma is very passionate about.

She said: “I think that all children across the world deserve equal opportunities to flourish and ChildReach are doing a great job in supporting that.”

Emma has been fundraising money in her workplace, and hope to achieve her target of raising £2895.

“So far, I have run a couple of festive cake stalls in the office at work which has raised about £100. In the New Year, I am hoping to set up bigger and better events, maybe do a couple of pub quizzes, raffles, and bag packs at the local supermarkets.

“With the support of my family and friends I am hopeful that I can achieve my fundraising goal.”

After completing her first and second year at Liverpool John Moores University, Emma moved to Manchester to undertake a placement year.

The keen traveller will be celebrating her 21st birthday just days before she flies out to Tanzania. She’s expected to find the trip tough, but rewarding. Emma said: “It will be a trip to remember.

“The trek itself takes six days, that’s four and half days up the mountain and only one and a half days down.”

To support Emma’s climb and to find out more about ChildReach International, visit her donation page online.

By Rachel Davies

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