Midhurst student to climb Kilimanjaro

Guy Schmidt
Guy Schmidt

A STUDENT from Midhurst has set himself the ultimate challenge – scaling one of the highest mountains in the world.

Guy Schmidt will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in August to raise money for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF).

Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, Africa, is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and stands at 5,895m.

Kibo, the snow-capped peak, is one of the most recognisable sights in the world of adventure and it is a huge challenge for those who are prepared to tackle the landscape and the altitude to reach the summit.

Guy is hoping to raise £2,850 for Meningitis Research Foundation by completing the six-day trek, run by Student Adventures which creates tailormade adventures for students.

“The work done by the Meningitis Research Foundation helps and aids millions and has the potential to help even more people with continued funding into better and more cost-effective treatments,” said Guy.

“I wish to contribute towards the work they do by raising funds to support their efforts.

“I am donating a large amount myself towards the trek and have already invested around £800 into the event and hope that people can help me towards my target goal of £2850.”

There are currently 17 different projects funded by the Meningitis Research Foundation, all looking into vital areas of research.

To sponsor Guy you can visit his Justgiving page at Guy Schmidt

Susie Bailey, community fundraising officer at MRF, added: “We are so grateful to Guy who is raising money for MRF by climbing Kilimanjaro.

“Meningitis and septicaemia are diseases that can leave a baby, child or adult fighting for their life within hours of the first symptoms.

“As well as helping to raise much-needed funds for our work to fight meningitis, they have also helped raise awareness of this devastating disease.”

Anyone who would like further information on taking part in challenge events for MRF in 2015 should contact Susie Bailey on 01454 281814 or susieb@meningitis.org