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Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« on: November 15, 2012, 11:04:32 AM »
So, in June 2013 I have the chance to trek up Mount Kilimanjaro. The massive mountain in Africa. 5,800m. Pretty tall.
It's in aid of Practical Action - a charity working in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, bringing technology to impoverished communities to help them increase crop harvests, build wells and water pumps, and find renewable sources of energy. Basically saving lives, and making lives better.
In order to go on the trek, I have to raise 2,650.
That's a lot of money.
A scary amount.

BUT it's possible.
And if you'd like to help, I'd be very grateful!!
I'm going to organise various fundraising activities, so watch this space and I'll let you know what's happening.
Or, you can go straight to: http://www.justgiving.com/tiffany-conquers-kilimanjaro and donate directly.

Thanks guys!!
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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 11:24:46 AM »
Of the 2650 how much goes to the charity and how much goes on paying for you to get to and then climb/walk up Mount Kilimanjaro???

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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 11:29:44 AM »
pipe down, mr tinsley! new arguments only please
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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 11:35:54 AM »
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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 11:43:02 AM »
i'm sure you can find a less worn argument ;)
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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 12:10:44 PM »
Of the 2650 how much goes to the charity and how much goes on paying for you to get to and then climb/walk up Mount Kilimanjaro???


1,375 goes directly to the charity, the rest helps with funding the trip and the 100+ strong support team who help us 25 students etc. If I raise more than 2,650, 100% of the surplus goes to the charity :)
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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 12:31:31 PM »
Or you could pay 1,375 for your holiday and then 2,650 would go straight to the charity :-)

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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 01:28:34 PM »
How many days are you taking to do the ascent?
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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 08:38:40 PM »
Or you could pay 1,375 for your holiday and then 2,650 would go straight to the charity :-)

Yeah cos I have that kind of money...
It cost 275 in registration and that was hard enough!!

And Richard - it's 5day ascent, 1day descent.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 08:57:12 PM »
And Richard - it's 5day ascent, 1day descent.

That's really really short. Scarily short, get some of this stuff in your life http://www.hypoxico.com/
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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 10:47:27 PM »
That's really really short. Scarily short, get some of this stuff in your life http://www.hypoxico.com/

It's the longest route up - we acclimatise as we go.
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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2012, 11:00:17 PM »
we acclimatise as we go.

Let me know how that goes ;) But yes I will sponsor shortly.
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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2012, 11:01:06 PM »
That's really really short. Scarily short, get some of this stuff in your life http://www.hypoxico.com/

It's the longest route up - we acclimatise as we go.

You're possibly doing the longest route up in the shortest time though Tiff... When I was out in Tz, there were lots of people taking a week or more to do the ascent.
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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2012, 07:09:48 AM »
You're possibly doing the longest route up in the shortest time though Tiff... When I was out in Tz, there were lots of people taking a week or more to do the ascent.

Haha oh... this is going to be fun!
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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2012, 08:15:18 AM »
Wow! Loads of positivity here guys! Great choice of charity Tiffany! Good luck, don't listen to these haters!
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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2012, 08:17:29 AM »
Yeah I think someone needs to turn down the cynicism setting on the spambot known as 'blondie' :p

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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2012, 01:18:12 PM »
Yeah I think someone needs to turn down the cynicism setting on the spambot known as 'blondie' :p

Freedom of speech man! We don't want your censorship here :P
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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2012, 02:15:47 PM »

I completely agree with everything you say!


What was the Nash? Good to hear it ;)
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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2012, 02:34:00 PM »
Yeah I think someone needs to turn down the cynicism setting on the spambot known as 'blondie' :p

Freedom of speech man! We don't want your censorship here :P

I'm sorry but I think people should make it clear when raising money that a proportion of that donation is going to pay for you to go on a fabulous holiday.

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Re: Tinks is climbing Kilimanjaro!
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2012, 03:06:29 PM »
I'm sorry but I think people should make it clear when raising money that a proportion of that donation is going to pay for you to go on a fabulous holiday.

Don't worry, we asked the same question when we had the information evening! It is an important thing to think about, I agree.
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