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Woman to take on Mount Kilimanjaro charity climb
4:30pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
A DROITWICH Spa chiropractor is set to put her back into it as she takes on Africa’s highest mountain.
Delia Oliver, who works at The Clinic, Ombersley Street West, will fly to Tanzania on September 14 to tackle a 10-day charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The 33-year-old Kidderminster resident is raising funds for the Emily Jordan Foundation. The aim of this charity is to help individuals with moderate learning and physical difficulties to lead fulfilling lives by offering them training and employment. The charity runs a horticultural project as well as Spokes, a scheme to refurbish unwanted bikes which are then sold directly to the public.
Delia, who wants to raise £1,500, choose to support the Emily Jordan foundation because she has friends with children who have moderate learning difficulties.
She said: “I firmly believe everyone should have the opportunity to train and work. Everyone has a right to have a place in society and lead fulfilling lives.”
Mount Kilimanjaro’s snow capped peak is almost 6,000 metres high and towers above the African plains. It is the highest freestanding mountain in the world, made up of three volcanoes, all of which have been lying dormant for centuries.
Those wishing to make a donation can visit justgiving.com/delia-oliverkilimanjaro
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