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
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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.”