41 miles. 7 days. 1 challenge. Spencer prepares to climb Kilimanjaro for Paces.

Our Chief Executive is about to take on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Dr Spencer Pitfield will travel to Tanzania on Friday (27 September) for an 7-day challenge which will involve trekking 41 miles to reach the summit of the world’s highest free-standing mountain.

He will be accompanied on the challenge by supporters from Taylor Emmet solicitors in a bid to raise as much money as possible for the campaign to raise a million pounds to build a new home for Paces.

The Paces team will leave the UK on Friday and then spend seven days travelling from camp to camp for the arduous challenge. They are due to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest summit standing at 5,895 metres above sea level, on Friday 4 October.

Spencer said:

“This will be an extremely hard and demanding challenge, but I am looking forward to the opportunity to tackle Kilimanjaro to raise as much money as possible for Paces.

“The children, adults and families who are supported by our charity and school undergo their own personal challenges every day, which is why we want to ensure they have a new home that meets their needs. The fundraising for this trip will go towards that aim, and I hope makes a big difference.

“Thank you to everyone who has already donated and I hope anyone reading about the trip – and getting exhausted just hearing what’s involved, let alone doing it – will consider supporting us.”

You can donate to the Kilimanjaro Challenge at www.kili4paces.co.uk and Spencer will be providing updates during the trek – subject to phone signal – using the hashtag #Kili4Paces.