By Tim Saunders on
As reported earlier by Look To The Stars, a group of celebrities have just set off to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa for charity, and they need your support.
Ronan Keating, Gary Barlow, Cheryl Cole, Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh, singer Alesha Dixon, television presenters Fearne Cotton and Ben Shephard, West-End star Denise van Outen and radio DJ Chris Moyles are currently taking part in the climb up Africa’s highest peak to raise money for Comic Relief.
“I went to Africa for Comic Relief 18 months ago and the images from that trip have stayed with me and made me want to do something big to make a difference and raise money,” said Take That's Gary Barlow. “The other people on the climb feel similarly, so it made sense to ask them to join me. I have chosen the people I want to be stuck on the side of a mountain with, even if we are the least likely you would expect to find there.”
The nine famous climbers have already garnered the support of celebrities, and now they need your help. To sponsor the team and raise awareness and funds for those in need, head over to the official Mount Kilimanjaro Climb website.
Here’s what your sponsorship will help:
£1 could pay for a personal safety alarm to help protect a woman against being raped or attacked. For women who have been through this trauma, an alarm can help to restore their confidence when out on the streets.
£2 is all it takes to provide 20 lonely older people with a cup of tea when they get together at a special project that helps them feel far less alone.
£5 could buy a toy for a child who has nothing after fleeing their home with their mum because of domestic violence.
£10 could pay for emergency food vouchers and toiletries for a vulnerable young homeless person.
£30 could pay to take a young carer on an outward bounds activity day, giving them a much-needed break from their caring duties and allowing them to simply be children having fun together for a day.
£50 could pay for the delivery of a school workshop that teaches young people how to use the internet safely and protect themselves from sexual exploitation or abuse.
So get behind the team and support them today.
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