Optimis sponsors Kilimanjaro climb for charity

Kilimanjaro is a pretty tricky climb you know, most of its up until you reach the very very top, and then it tends to slope away rather sharply.

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Optimis is proud to be sponsoring a team, led by Managing Director Justin Wickersham to climb the highest free standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro. The team of four will be boldly taking on this challenge in September 2019 to raise money for three very worthwhile charities that are close to their hearts; Sue Ryder, Motor Neurone Disease and The Brain Tumour Charity. The team is aiming to raise at least £5,895, £1 for every metre climbed.

Kilimanjaro is one of the highest mountains in the world and it’s assent is particularly challenging because of the distance of the climb, the temperature changes and various related altitude discomfort. Standing at 5,895 metres, it is nearly 6 times the height of Snowdon and its snow-covered glacier peak can reach -29 degrees C overnight. It will take 5 days to reach the summit and 2 days to descend, and the team will cover 77 km through jungle, arid mountain side before climbing to the snow covered Uhuru Peak.

Optimis is delighted to be sponsoring this challenge. As a team Optimis has proudly been involved in other mountaineering challenges such as Mount Snowdon and the three peaks challenge to raise money for charity, but this is another level!

Managing Director, Justin said “This is a special year for Optimis as we are celebrating 10 years in business. Since 2009 we have always sought to invest our time and money into local and national charitable causes, to contribute to supporting local businesses and assist community organisations. This is a challenge that provides us with an opportunity to raise money for charity and it is with that spirit and sense of good cause that has shaped how the business has evolved and is managed today. I strongly believe that giving back to the community has helped Optimis grow and I am delighted that we are in a position where Optimis can help raise money for such worthwhile causes”.

To read the teams personal stories and to donate please click here »

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