Mt. Kilimanjaro

Clair Gray, Community Champion at Tesco Genesis Extra Consett, is currently climbing Mount Kilimanjaro raising money for charity Mt. KilimanjaroBright Red, fighting blood cancer for a brighter future (registered charity number 1105891).

It started over a year ago with a conversation with Lee Robson and his partner about doing some fund raising for the charity with the idea of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Sadly Lee lost his fight with Leukaemia so now this climb is in his memory.

Clair started the climb on 1st of February 2014 in Moshi, Tanzania, with the hope to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro 5,895m along the Machame route in a total of 10days. Once down she is spending 2 days helping the local community paint the local school.

Before leaving England for her charity climb Clair has held a number of charity nights and bag packed to raise the money for the trip. Hopefully by the time she is back she will have raised a total of £3,500 for Bright Red.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/KiliClimbers2014

Before Clair left she has already thought about her next big charity challenge trekking The Great Wall Of China, but not until she’s had a well earned rest from climbing a mountain.

We here at Consett Magazine wish Clair all the best in her Kilimanjaro challenge and fund raising for Bright Red. 

Submitted by Kirsty Lawrence


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