SALFORD University students Lucy Morris and Bethan Machin are set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September to raise money for Dig Deep charity.
The pair, aged 18 and 19, are hoping to raise £6,000 for the charity which provides clean water for children across Africa.
Lucy Morris, of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, said that she was “incredibly excited but scared” to take on the challenge.
“Me and Bethan have raised money for many different charities before but we wanted a challenge this time and this fit perfectly with what we wanted to do,” she said.
I honestly can’t believe I am going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with a girl that thinks we’re going to float a lil bit when we reach the top because there won’t be as much gravity, @lucymorris1_ you never fail to surprise me girl x
— Beth (@BethanMachin) November 26, 2017
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the tallest mountain on the African continent, about 4,900 metres from its base to 5,895 metres above sea level.
The teenager, who studies Crime Investigation at the university, said her parents were “shocked” when they discovered she had signed up to the challenge.
“We signed up to the challenge back in November last year and started training straight away for it, it was a bit of a shock but in a good way. I have done a few triathlon’s with Bethan before but this is a whole new thing, it’s bigger, it’s going to be amazing”.
To reach their target of £6,000, the pair are fundraising and organising events running up to their departure in September. This includes a charity ball in Trefloyne Mannor, Tenby on Friday July 6 which they hope will have an incredible turnout.
Lucy added: “I don’t think about how scary it is going to be, I think about how I am helping these children have access to clean water to drink.
“These children in Africa are not as fortunate as us, we have clean water running all the time and I just think it’s important to raise money for them”.
Contact Lucy Morris for tickets and more information for the ball at: 07450664289. To donate to Lucy and Bethan go over to: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lucymorris1