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Trekking Kilimanjaro for Christchurch

Closed Cause page created in the Disaster category by Jaimee Astle for "The Christchurch Foundation"

$1,649 of $589 goal
Given by 30 generous donors in around 12 months

Supporting families impacted by the Christchurch mosque attacks

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Hey friends! Soon I'm embarking on the biggest physical, and perhaps craziest, challenge of my life, when I'll be attempting to climb Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro. This combines my passions for travel, fitness, adventure and new cultures. And if luck is on my side, I'll be spending a significant birthday on the summit! Nothing beats pushing yourself to the limit, but this will be very much out of my comfort zone.

Whilst this challenge is a very personal one, I want to use this amazing opportunity to help raise money for the families of Christchurch caught up in the March 2019 terrorist attacks.

As a city, the people have endured so much. I recently moved there to be closer to family after 12 years in the UK. During this time I was lucky to travel to a lot of the countries with nationalities impacted and made many friends. It broke my heart that this could happen in our back yard - or indeed anywhere. I'd therefore like to dedicate my adventure to the cause.

If you could spare a moment to donate, I'd be very humbled by your support. I'll be compiling all your messages to take with me to the top. And in return, I'd love to share with you tales of my journey.

Aroha nui xx

#JAdventures #takeahikefit #Kilimanjaro #Africa #Tanzania #trek4Christchurch #Christchurch #YouAreUs #WeAreOne #Love1Another

Jaimee Astle's involvement (page creator)

Kilimanjaro is Africa's tallest, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. At 5,895m, the altitude is set to be my biggest challenge, which is why I'm hoping to raise $589 for my efforts. I'll be trekking the Machame route for 7-10 hours every day for 6 days and attempting the summit at midnight on July 26 - where oxygen levels are just 50%. I'm praying that my body and previous injuries will be able to withstand the numerous microclimates, and temperature extremes from 35°C plus, to 35 below. But really these conditions are a small thing to endure for a lifetime experience, and the chance to help others.

Use of funds

Helping provide long-term financial, emotional and practical support to bereaved families, those physically injured, and those present at the mosque attacks through The Christchurch Foundation.

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Latest donations

Jordan on 18 Feb 2020
Much Aroha
Allan on 22 Jan 2020
Christchurch is where I studied for 5 years, met lifelong mates. The terrorist attack churned my guts something terrible. Maternal family history is tied firever to Chch
Martin on 14 Aug 2019
Congrats again on reaching the summit and it was an absolute pleasure being with you in Tanzania!
Dave on 14 Aug 2019
John on 06 Aug 2019

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Jaimee Astle on behalf of The Christchurch Foundation

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