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Lillian Hiscox

Mount Kilimanjaro

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]Mbuntu:[i]The African philosophy that asks how a person can be happy when their neighbour is not[/i][/p][p]This coming August myself and eight crazy friends have signed up to our biggest challenge yet, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro not only for the personal challenge, but more importantly for the aim of raising money for an incredible charity called “Tanzania Trust”. This charity aims to support and empower women in their community.[/p][p]Throughout my education and working life, I have been given countless opportunities to witness the detrimental impacts that the lack of support and guidance can have on those in vulnerable positions and only strengthened my understanding of the importance of education, equality and justice and how it can help.[/p][p]Women and girls are central pillars of their community in Tanzania and this is why they have the ability to be such powerful agents of change - whether that is improving education, decreasing hunger or generating income. In order to fulfil this potential, more needs to be done to provide women and girls with the same opportunities as men and boys, and to achieve this, there must be more equitable treatment of both genders - each according to their needs.[/p][p]As some of you know, I was lucky enough to have spent my formative years surrounded by strong and empowered women, in an environment which encourages independence. And so, I can only hope to be able to gift other women in a very vulnerable position, with the same level of support. Witnessing the difficulties others have been in has only strengthened my resolve to want to embark on such a challenge for such a worthwhile cause.[/p][p]Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro is not something I take lightly, and whilst I have no doubt that this will challenge me both physically and mentally, it will be nothing compared to the battles that many of the poorest women are facing daily.[/p][p]We all have wonderful women in our lives whether this be family or friends, and can understand why this is such an important cause. I would be incredibly grateful for your support throughout this exciting journey![/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

08 Aug 2018

Supporters

Sep 29, 2018

Anonymous

Sorry we are so late but very well done!! Love Sue, Charles and Ali

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 4, 2018

Jill and Stuart

Congratulations on reaching the summit and simultaneously taking time to raise money for a valuable cause. Look forward to seeing all the pictures and hearing about this experience.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 28, 2018

Bid

Well done you crazy pair, lots of love Bid, Elcoo Frej

£30.00

Aug 27, 2018

Anonymous

Congratulations Lillian and Andy on achieving such a feat. Having worked in Kenya many years ago we realise how important this cause is. Love Julie and Mike

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 19, 2018

Anonymous

Congratulations Mrs B

£50.00

Aug 18, 2018

Anonymous

Well done Lil with all our love Elaine,Mark,Ben,Alice,Amy and Megan xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 16, 2018

Anonymous

Well done Lillian and Andy with love from the Prossers

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 9, 2018

Jo Carpenter

Good Luck Lil, I bet you will have a blast Enjoy xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 7, 2018

Pooja

Good luck team!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 7, 2018

Anonymous

With all love from us Longs Xxxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid