Take part in trek and raise cash for charity

Gemma Martin would like fundraisers to join her on the trek
Gemma Martin would like fundraisers to join her on the trek

Keen adventurers are being asked to raise cash for a children’s cancer charity by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Volunteers at the Earls Barton-based NC TLC Trust are appealing for 20 people to take part in the challenge next February in a bid to raise more than £30,000 for children with tumours, leukaemia and other cancers.

The charity was set up in 2008 by Janet Walker-Smith, from Earls Barton, after her son TJ underwent treatment for leukaemia.

During the last five years the trust has grown into an award-winning charity, which has gone from supporting five children and their families to now helping 68.

It’s run by a team of volunteers, including events manager, Gemma Martin, 20, who is among those who will travel to Tanzania next year to take part in the trek.

She said: “We are in desperate need of climbers and supporters. The money raised will enable us to continue our charity and have the funds to set up a hospital buddies scheme and complete our children’s wish lists.”

The climb takes place from February 21 to March 5, 2014. The trip will also include a community project and a safari. For further details visit www.nctlctrust.com.