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Engineering adventurers set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for Hope for Children

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September 13, 2019 at 09:17

On Saturday 21st September, the Jet2.com and Jet2holidays engineering team will undertake the climb of a lifetime when they tackle the highest mountain in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro.

The team of four engineers will scale the 19,340 ft peak, raising money for charity in the process. Engineers Andrew Jameson and Matthew Dingwall, along with Mechanics, Kurt Wheat and Ian Bowes are raising funds for our charity partner Hope for Children.

In November last year, the charitable work of colleagues and customers was recognised by the charity, who named us as their Corporate Partner of the Year.

Hope for Children has enabled hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children to experience a happy childhood since it was established in 1994. Through our fundraising efforts, which include the sale of on-board scratch cards on sun, city and ski flights from each of our 9 UK bases and our own internal activities such as dress down Fridays, skydives, sponsored runs and charity bike rides, the impact of our donations have been felt by children all over the world. In fact, we have supported over 91,000 youngsters and their families since we started working with Hope for Children.

This climb, which will take nine days to complete with the team walking for 15 hours on summit night to reach the top of the mountain, is the latest example of our fundraising efforts. The team are already on their way to achieving their target of £1,000, and as they gear up and get ready, we wish them the best of luck.

If you would like to support the team, please visit: https://jet2.everydayhero.com/uk/kilimanjaro-climb