Mount Kilimanjaro - Craig's update

Craig Mitchell

It’s almost here, on Thursday evening I will be flying out to Tanzania to start my Kilimanjaro experience. It’ll almost be a year ago that I decided to take on this challenge. I’ve been training virtually every day for the last year and have literally walked hundreds of miles. I’ve mainly trained here on the Isle of Man; including walking up to the top of Snaefell and vast sections of the Millennium Way so many times I’ve actually lost count! I also walked to Rushen in the Parish Walk, carrying a 15kg backpack as part of my training and was a member of Browne Craine’s teams in the Barclays STEP Challenge for Sport Relief and Cancer Research’s Relay for Life, the latter of which I actually walked from 2.00am to 6.00am. I have also walked in the Lake District on a few occasions during weekends away to the UK.

So far, I’ve raised over £4,200 (and counting!) for The Children's Centre – I’ve smashed my target (having aimed to raise just over £3,000). The money I’ve raised has mainly come from generous donations to my JustGiving page, but as well as that my work colleagues took part in several MetaFit sessions, run by our resident Keep Fit guru Amy Dawson, which raised £100 and I also auctioned two football tickets at the Sporting and Dining Club’s Question of Sport dinner which raised a fantastic £900!

If you would like to donate any money for this worthwhile cause (every penny is going to The Children’s Centre), then please visit my JustGiving page. Thank you.

Peregrine Tiagnet ICAEW