Thought you’d like an update on our Kilimanjaro trekkers – there are 31 of us. 29women and 2men.
We come from Fife, Edinburgh, Lothians, and the Borders – our youngest is 23 and I am the oldest at 56.
I am so proud of them all (not to mention grateful to them) – for their fundraising efforts, coming along to our team building events, and for their commitment to training for this trek. I’ll keep you posted on events and training a bit more often as we get closer to the trek. And introduce you to a few more of our wonderful team.
Look at Adrienne, Nancee, Rhona, Mary and Marie here in the Pentlands (the second photo was unbelievably taken in March!)
Adrienne and Nancee are soon to host their second Afternoon tea Brunch event – the first was incredibly successful. Mary is working on a ceilidh and a pub quiz – Rhona and Marie also have plans in hand for their fundraiser.
In this photo you can see Wilma, one of our trekkers attend an event organised by another of our trekkers (couldn’t find a photo of you, Aileen!) Aileen – a spin class at her club, Lifescycle.
You can see Sheryl, our training walks leader, in this photo (far left) – she took out a group of trekkers in the Trossachs – a walk they all loved. One of our two guys was able to come along – gave Cameron a chance to get to know some of the other trekkers. Cameron did a fundraising run – the Great North Run recently to raise his funds.
Here’s Susie – this is at her second fundraising event. Smashing her own targets as they all seem to be doing. In the middle is Samantha, (who has fought cancer and is now well, thank goodness). Samantha is our newest and youngest Young Ambassador. We are lucky to have her.
What’s still to come? Lots – from walks in the Cheviots organised by one of the Borders trekkers, a nighttime walk led by a member of the Mountain Rescue team to fundraising events- a lashes and tashes party, a Zumbathon, all my events. It’s all go!
I leave you with quite possibly one of the most amazing fundraisers – organised for March because they thought it would be muddy – hence its name – the Muddy Truckers event. Turned out to be more like the Snowy Truckers event. Elaine Whellans and her team in the Borders town of Duns excelled over a weekend a couple of weeks ago. It was freezing cold yet there they were out in the early morning cold frying up bacon, making pots and pots of tea and then soup for lunch. Looking after the truckers incredibly well they raised a staggering £4700 in just three days.
P.S. I am personally well chuffed to have saved up all the money needed to pay for the trip – done a few car boot sales, and ebay/gumtree sales over the past 18months so can now focus on fundraising – be assured that every penny you give me as sponsorship goes to the charity – I have covered all personal costs myself.