Vanisha Thakrar

Vanisha Thakrar from London, United Kingdom will be climbing the 8 day TK Lemosho Route from 18th – 25th August 2014 for Solace Women’s Aid. The proceeds from Vanisha’s unsubsidised campaign will be used for a good cause to support people affected by domestic abuse.

In August, I’ll be heading off to Tanzania. I’ll be attempting to climb (though many people assure me it’s simply a steep walk) to the peak (5,895m) of Mount Kilimanjaro. Whilst a walk in the park for some, I’m under no illusions that I will find the climb / altitude a little tough – so what better motivation than raising a little money for charity. So, I thought now was an appropriate time to kick off a bit of fundraising!

Route:
We’ve decided on a customised version of the Lemosho route (this will initially start from the North Western side of peak, finally approaching the peak from the North). We’re hoping you’ll be able to “Track our Climb”, but will send across details across closer to the time.

Charity of choice:
Solace Women’s Aid (http://www.solacewomensaid.org/)
Solace are a London based charity focused on supporting women and children affected by domestic abuse, through providing key services such as refuge and counselling.

Fundraising:
I’ll be self-funding the climb and all related expenses, so every penny donated will be going to the charity. Additionally, Macquarie Group Foundation (where I work) will generously be matching the funds raised.

Thanks in advance,
Vanisha

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