Andy completes his Kilimanjaro trek for Railway Children
31st October 2017
Andy Ridout, Group Managing Director of Advance TRS has completed his trek up Mount Kilimanjaro for the children’s charity Railway Children. This is the latest in a succession of daring challenges Andy has undertaken including an astounding 3 Ironman triathlons.
He reached the top of the volcanic mountain in the early hours of Sunday morning after a 7 day trek. It’s a fantastic achievement and has raised a substantial amount of money for the charity and hopes of the children it helps. From trekking through the wooden village of Nale Moru, to crossing icefields on the crater rim, it’s been an eventful, arduous and visually breath-taking journey up the 6000m precipice of Kilimanjaro for Andy.
His journey continues (after a brief rest) as he flies to Mwanza to visit a Railway Children project. This is where all the generous donations are used to get vulnerable children off the street, something Andy and the Advance TRS team are very passionate about.
Since establishing in 2011, giving back to those less fortunate and advancing others has been a central motivator for founder Andy Ridout and the growing Advance TRS team. Railway Children is an international charity that helps at-risk children on the streets of the UK, India and East Africa. The charity funds rescue workers and street teams that seek out vulnerable children living on the streets before potential abusers get to them first. In the last 20 years, the charity has helped to change the lives of more than 270,000 children across the world.
The £100 Give
Having already raised over £30,000 for Railway Children, Andy has set his sights higher, striving to raise a total of £100,000 for Railway Children by convincing 1,000 people to donate £100 to this fantastic charity. For some people, losing £100 would be an inconvenience. For these children, it could be life-changing.
Andy’s fundraising has already got off to a solid start, having raised over £6,000 towards this goal. “This challenge will be made a whole lot easier with your generous donations, and I can’t do this without your help. Any amount that you can donate will be warmly received and goes directly towards helping the world’s most vulnerable children,” says Ridout.
Support Andy’s efforts and donate online here.