Scots instructor climbs Kilimanjaro, raises over £6,000 for native charities within the course of

A SCOTS instructor has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, elevating cash for charities Mary’s Meals and Who Cares? Scotland.

In July, Andrea Paterson climbed Africa’s highest mountain, elevating over £6,000 on her six-day expedition.

As a instructor, Andrea’s ardour for schooling led her to boost cash for Mary’s Meals, an organisation offering faculty meals to youngsters on the planet’s poorest international locations.

Who Cares? Scotland purpose to assist Care Skilled younger individuals who have disengaged with schooling.

Andrea Paterson stands jubilant throughout her six-day expedition on Mount Kilimanjaro

Andrea from Kirkcaldy, Fife educated for her climb by scaling Scotland’s Munros forward of her journey to Tanzania on 6 July.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the most important free-standing mountain on the planet and takes six days of climbing to summit.

Talking on her efforts, Andrea mentioned: “The climb was the toughest factor I’ve ever executed however I’m so glad that I did it.

“I battled with altitude illness on the ultimate ascent day, however my youngsters wrote me notes of encouragement which saved me going when occasions bought powerful.”

“Due to the generosity of the Scottish group my objective has risen from £1,000 to £2,000… and now I’m at over £6,000 raised!”

Who Cares? Scotland assists individuals who have been within the care system, supporting them to develop independence and providing alternatives by means of native and nationwide actions and occasions.

Louise Hunter, Chief Government at Who Cares? Scotland mentioned: “We’re extraordinarily grateful to Andrea for her braveness in taking over this problem in assist of Who Cares? Scotland!

“Her efforts will assist us present Care Skilled folks with connection, friendship and a way of belonging.”

Morven Macgillivray, supporter engagement supervisor at Mary’s Meals, mentioned: “Due to kind-hearted supporters like Andrea we’re capable of present meal in class so youngsters can study their approach to a brighter future.”

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