Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro for Club Rainbow: Helping Children with Chronic Illnesses
by Paul Quinn
Our Campaign Storyends 09 Feb 2017, 11:59 PM
In February next year I will be trekking up Kilimanjaro in aid of Club Rainbow. More info on their website below, but the charity does fantastic work for amazing children and their families with chronic illnesses.
Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania. With three volcanic cones and standing at 5895 meters above sea level it is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world.
Although becoming more popular the trek is a challenging and demanding task. Only c30% of those who attempt the ascent reach the summit and even the fittest and healthiest of climbers can find that issues such as fatigue and altitude sickness can bring their journey to a premature end.
To ensure that the hard work, the training and the trip are all worthwhile and that my effort has the maximum possible impact I'm asking for your generous support, for which I'm incredibly grateful. Please do give what you can.
Donating through this page is simple, quick and secure. 100% of the funds raised will go directly to Club Rainbow.
Club Rainbow (Singapore) was set up in 1992 to provide a range of comprehensive support services for the families of children who suffer from major chronic and potentially life threatening illnesses. By working closely with KKH, NUH and SGH, Club Rainbow presently helps more than 800 children and their families.
Children in Club Rainbow range from newborn babies and youths up to the age of 21 years. They require frequent visits to hospitals for treatment, complicated therapy and long-term medication. On the recommendation of their respective doctors, these children are referred to Club Rainbow for follow up support.