Dan's Kili Climb
Raising money for:
Meningitis Research Foundation
A 6 day trek from the foot of Africa's tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, & back again! Through the jungle, over barren mountainside, scaling the Barranco wall & finally the snow-capped peak.
Meningitis can often result in the loss of limbs or senses. As an undergraduate Biomedical Engineer, one day it will be my job to help these people regain what they have lost - both physically as well as their previous lifestyle & confidence. During my studies I have encountered such cases already, & feel that I should take action now since I can.
Throughout the 2012-13 academic year I have balanced my university studies & university football commitments with fundraising. All in all, I have let my friends shave my hair off in public, produced a time-lapse video of it regrowing, written a magazine article, hosted a 5-a-side football tournament & bar night, hosted a champagne breakfast, summer BBQ, afternoon tea & a poker & curry night. Whilst my football keeps me fit, I have taken up cycling to ensure that my fitness peaks as I do!