A Burnham-On-Sea fundraiser is in training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for a charity which helps children in poverty around the world.
Sophie Patten will be in a team of 30 people scaling the 19340 ft height of the tallest peak in Africa.
Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, she said: “I have never done a challenge like this before, but I am taking part to raise money for Compassion UK who sponsor children in poverty around the world.”
“I have been sponsoring a little girl through the charity for nearly three years and have seen the impact which the charity has had on her life.”
“Seeing the work they do in some of the world’s poorest communities is a real motivator for me. As my sponsored child lives in Tanzania, I am hoping I will get chance to meet her after the trek.”
Her fundraising page is at https://challenges.compassionuk.org/profile/3714/sophie-patten