Otley student Katy launches a quest to conquer Kilimanjaro

Katy Ellis, who will climb Kilimanjaro

Katy Ellis, who will climb Kilimanjaro

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A student from Otley is taking on a tough hike to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.

Nineteen-year-old Katy Ellis is hoping to raise £2,650 for Childreach International by completing the African challenge in August.

At 19,341 feet – or 5,895 metres – above sea level Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

So former Prince Henry’s Grammar School student Katy, currently studying at the University of Sussex, is steeling herself for a tough test that will involve six days of long hikes.

She said: “I decided to take on the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro because whilst at university I wanted to explore and experience new things, as well as taking every opportunity I was given.

“I feel this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for me to not only test myself, in being able to complete the highest free standing mountain, but to also help raise a very substantial amount of money which will help so many children’s lives.

“After looking more in depth at some of the projects Childreach does, I just couldn’t turn down the chance of helping them make more of a difference.”

Childreach works to improve children’s access to healthcare, education, child rights and protection in developing countries.

To support Katy’s fundraising climb, visit the website mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/katyellis1.

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5:04pm Fri 28 Mar 14

KEllis2 says...

Hi, I'd just like to say thank you for publishing this! It means a lot, also an enormous thank you to everyone who donates!!
Just thought I'd point out that the article ends with a full stop, though this full stop is not part of the link!

Thank you!

https://mydonate.bt.
com/fundraisers/katy
ellis1
Hi, I'd just like to say thank you for publishing this! It means a lot, also an enormous thank you to everyone who donates!! Just thought I'd point out that the article ends with a full stop, though this full stop is not part of the link! Thank you! https://mydonate.bt. com/fundraisers/katy ellis1 KEllis2
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