Help For Children takes on Kilimanjaro

Published: 29 January 2018


Help For Children UK is the UK affiliate of Help For Children, a global foundation supported by the generosity of the alternative asset management industry. HFC (UK) provides grants to the most effective and efficient child abuse prevention and treatment interventions in the UK.

HFC (UK) grants strengthen families, reduce the risk of child abuse, decrease trauma and mild resilience for those children who have been abused. We have one clear goal: to raise as much money as possible to fund high impact organisations that protect and heal children in the UK.

Help For Children is taking on the challenge of Kilimanjaro in February 2018 to raise funds for programmes that treat and prevent child abuse. 

Leader of the participants, Andrew Rubio, Chief Executive,  Throgmorton "We are climbing a mountain to help those children who have to climb one daily."

The group, made up of individuals from the hedge fund and related communities from the UK and the US, will meet in Tanzania to climb the Lemosho route to the summit of Africa's tallest mountain.  Standing at 5,895 metres, Kilimanjaro, an extinct volcano, is also the tallest free standing mountain in the world.

“Whilst there is no technical climbing per se, the challenge is not to be underestimated given the altitude”, says Rubio.  “We want to make a difference to as many abused children as we can and we seek support from our colleagues from our industry and beyond.”

Experienced guides supplied by 'Badger Adventures' working with the 'Just-Kilimanjaro' porter staff, quite often the heart and soul of the trip, will ensure this challenge will be an exhilarating, unforgettable and rewarding trip of a lifetime."

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