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Lily Porter

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]In January I’ll be working off the turkey and mince pies by climbing the tallest free standing mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro. I’ll be trekking up 5,895 metres to make it to the roof of Africa. Adding to the challenge will be temperatures ranging from 90 to minus 20 degrees, oxygen levels roughly half what they are at sea level, and no doubt some fibromyalgia flare up. It’s all for an incredible cause...the Samson Centre for Multiple Sclerosis. [/p][p]The Samson Centre for MS provides free, practical and emotional support for families, carers and people living with MS in Surrey and surrounding areas. MS is a lifelong disease affecting one in 600 people in the UK. It can affect mobility, sight, speech and so much more. Daily activities that most of us take for granted can become increasingly difficult or require carers to carry out. [/p][p]I’m raising money to go towards their new oxygen therapy suite, which provides treatment to relieve some of the symptoms of MS. Whilst it is not a cure, oxygen therapy can improve the quality of life for many MS sufferers as it substantially increases the amount of oxygen lungs receive and deliver to the blood. The annex to house their refurbished six-person oxygen therapy chamber is well underway and should be completed by Christmas. It’s fantastic news and much has already been achieved but there remains about £10,000 of funding still required to kit out the new annex fully and here is why I am asking for your help.[/p][p]With no government funding, this brilliant charity relies solely on donations from wonderful people like you. Demand for the centre’s services have increased around 10% each year since the centre opened so the need for our support is as great as ever.[/p][p]I’m hoping you might sponsor me and spread the word by sharing this page. If you could find some spare pennies down the back of the sofa to sponsor my climbing efforts and help fund the new oxygen therapy suite I’d be so grateful! I’m doing the Kili climb completely self funded so every penny donated will go towards the Samson Centre and this new suite. [/p][p]The climb will be a huge physical and mental challenge but I’m very aware that it’s an absolute privilege to have the chance and ability to do so. Doing it for the Samson Centre will help spur me up the mountain and any donation you’re able to give to help fund the new oxygen therapy suite will make all the difference. [/p][p]Thank you x[/p][p]PS. Sponsor me £30 and you can add a song of your choice to my playlist. With 8 days of climbing I’ll be hearing that song a lot![/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

21 Jan 2019



The Harkness family

What a terrific achievement and a superhuman effort Lily. Massive congratulations !

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Colin Dawson

Well done Lily, great achievement



Liz T

Good luck for your climb Lily x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Katerina Sarelli

Good luck, Lily! What a challenge to take on, for such a great cause. With you all the way. Best wishes from Katerina (one of your mum’s long-suffering bootcampers 😉)

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



Good luck Lily, Dig deep when you have to and keep your eyes on the prize! It’s an amazing cause and we’re in no doubt you’ll smash this xxx




Go Lily!!! So proud of you, I know you'll smash it. Can't wait to hear all about it! Lots of love :) Xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


The Winter family

Go Lily Go Go Go! We’ll be thinking of you! Cheering you on from Bristol! Hope you have the best time and look forward to seeing you when you get back! Wishing you lots of love and luck from me and the boys! x my track request is- this is me TGS x



Offline collection




Go Lily!! Daws x

£67.67 plus £16.92 Gift Aid



£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid