This year she will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world and the highest on the African continent at 5,896m. She will be doing this in September to raise funds for two charities: Spinal Research and Worthing Churches Homeless Projects (WCHP).
The route to the top
The exciting trek takes the Machame route, camping and taking in the splendour of the surroundings and clear night skies.
The terrain changes as the mountain is climbed – from thick forest, moorland and scree en route to the highest point of the crater, Uhuru Peak. This is a challenging trek at altitude and one which will give Lucy memories and challenges that will last a lifetime.
Lucy’s chosen charities
Lucy is supporting Spinal Research following a motorbike accident involving a close friend last year. She is a tireless worker for WCHP and has recently been asked to join their fundraising committee. WCHP is the only charity looking after homeless and insecurely housed individuals in the Worthing area.
“It’ll really be a different way to celebrate my birthday” says Lucy, “although I’m sure we’ll manage to mark the occasion on the journey! My aim is to raise as much money as I can for two worthwhile charities which are very dear to my heart. WCHP is an organisation we can all support but don’t want to have to need – and Spinal Research work makes such a huge difference to people who have suffered life-changing injuries.”
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