- Date published: 15 Nov 2017 by Anna Jackson
David Thompson, conquered Mount Kilimanjaro by taking on the Lemosho route and completed the climb in seven days. Having managed to raise an incredible £5,404, his fundraising will enable Rainbow Trust to provide 235 hours of support to a family caring for a terminally ill child, helping them make the most of precious time.
David ran a variety of fundraising events to raise his sponsorship target, including a charity football match and a BBQ fundraiser. His friends and family have been a great support, especially his nan, Nelly Wadley, who has been an avid fundraiser for Rainbow Trust, helping to establish the Harold Wood charity shop in Essex 24 years ago.
“It was such a wonderful trip, it was tough and the altitude really hit me hard on the summit night. But I am delighted to have conquered Kilimanjaro and to have completed a personal challenge, it’s been great to have my nan’s support and we are both so pleased to have raised a fantastic amount that will help those families supported by Rainbow Trust”.
If you would like to tackle Kilimanjaro for Rainbow Trust, we’d love to have your support! There are many funding options available - you can find all of the information you’ll need here.