A former Carrick Academy pupil is to climb Africa’s highest mountain to help children in the developing world.
Caitlin Alexander is currently studying for a Law degree at the University of Glasgow and will do the climb to raise funds for Childreach International.
the charity works in partnership with local communities in the developing world to secure children’s most basic rights. They help children learn in a good school, stay healthy and most importantly, keep safe.
Caitlin’s target is to raise £2,750 by May of next year to allow her to go on the trip and she is looking for support from anyone who would like to donate.
She has set up a page in order to keep track of funds and for people to give donations at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/caitlinalexander1. It is also possible for people to donate £3 to her by texting UNLOCK 151992 to 70007.
Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest summit at just under 20,000 feet and it is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world (rather than being part of a mountain range). It is also known as the ‘Roof of Africa’.