With just over three months to go, Chris has already exceeded his fundraising target and has extended his thanks to family, friends and colleagues for lending their support such a great cause – and for raising the funds required so quickly.
“The trip has captured everyone’s imagination and Engage has hosted a range of fundraising events, including a Halloween Evening, a Bling Party selling jewellery and raffles of prizes from other local businesses in the Harrogate area. I’d like to thank everyone involved in raising this amount in record time.
It’s a great project to be involved with; Scope can net over £100,000 a trip, Tanzania benefits from the tourism income and Scope gives something to the local community. What’s more – I get fit!”
Chris has been following a gruelling training schedule on the treadmill, cross trainer and rowing machine with a climb up Ingleborough under his belt and trips to Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside planned shortly.
Having done a number of charity events before, Chris is aware that the trip will be a great experience – but certainly no picnic.
“I’m told that, because of altitude sickness, only 15 or 20 of the 50 people going will reach the summit. Despite this, I expect to have a fantastic time. I pay all of my expenses which means any contributions will directly benefit those in need.”
Those wishing to donate to Scope should visit www.scope.org.uk