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Forbes Stuart

Forbes Stuart - Kilimanjaro trek

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi,[/p][p]So after 8 years of breeding and looking after the Stuart clan, I’ve found myself with ‘relatively’ more spare time on my hands and two parents who are more than happy to look after 3 grandchildren for two weeks. Whilst the option of two weeks in the Caribbean is certainly appealing, I’ve decided to do something different to prove to myself that I’m still capable of such endeavours (although the attached photo showing my post Christmas triple chin look would suggest differently) and to do something I’ve always wanted to do. So in a few weeks time, Nicola (the super fit better half of this relationship), and I will begin trekking to the top of Kilimanjaro and hopefully 8 days later we will reach the summit (over 19,000ft).[/p][p]In addition, in the process, I will be looking to raise much needed funds for Kipawa ([url=http://www.kipawa.org.uk/]www.kipawa.org.uk[/url]). Kipawa is a charity that was founded by my former flatmate, Kirsty, and her family. It aims to set up feeding programmes and other health/counselling services for impoverished children living in Kenya. To date they have been able to provide food programmes to over 700 children at the Mukuya school (2hrs outside Nairobi), which have improved school attendance and performance. Additionally, they have sponsored a number of children to go to secondary school and been able to support infrastructure projects such as building school toilets. Whilst I know that it’s a tricky time for many people to give to charity, please take the time to look at the website and if you are able to, please sponsor me and support this great charity – no amount is too small (unbelievably it only costs £2 per month to feed a child at Mukuya school).[/p][p]Thank you for your support.[/p][p]Forbes[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

01 Feb 2015


Feb 25, 2015

John Lucas

Congratulations on making the summit and raising a huge amount for a great cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 24, 2015

Clare Connell

Congratulations on your climb.

Feb 20, 2015

Lisa Yates

Well done Forbes and Nicola! Hope we have half the energy you guys do when our oldest turns 8!?! Love lisa, jon, Chloe, Millie and bump xxx


Feb 20, 2015

Sue Payne

Well done Forbes

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 20, 2015

Ian Wilkie, Healthcare Property Consultants

Well done Forbes. Inspiring challenge and good cause.


Feb 20, 2015

Richard Beenstock

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Feb 20, 2015

David Brooks

Well done

Feb 20, 2015


Well done!!! Congrats Forbes

Feb 17, 2015

William Etchell

You're quite mad

Feb 12, 2015

Luke Walton

Very admirable use of your time Forbes, I'd have hit the beach! Hope you both made it to the summit!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid