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Sheffield students prepare for African adventure

The team from Sheffield who will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in August

The team from Sheffield who will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in August

Students from Sheffield Hallam University are among a group gearing up for the trip of a lifetime after raising more than £25,000 for charity.

The team of 10 from Sheffield will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in August as part of a month-long trip, during which they will also volunteer at a Tanzanian school.

The trip has been organised by the charity Future Sense Foundation, which supports community development overseas, and the group has carried out a series of fundraising events including a skydive, race night, sponsored walk and bucket collections in the city centre.

Team leader Jodie Fearon said: “The team is a real mix. I have students from Sheffield Hallam University, one from The University of Sheffield, some in work full-time and one who juggles three jobs and is a full-time mum.

“Alongside climbing Kilimanjaro we are volunteering in a Tanzanian school called Englang’et. We will be helping to provide a more sustainable and cleaner way of providing more than 100 students and teachers with two meals a day, by rebuilding their kitchen and showing the children how to plant and grow vegetables. We will also be teaching English, arts and crafts and sports.”

 

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