Contact Ronak Maroo on CAREtrek@CAREducation.org or +44 7961275976 for more information.
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
35 British youths go to Africa, climb Mount Kilimanjaro to help African children
Hoping to raise more than £40,000 for underprivileged children in Africa, 35 members of “CARE Youth” have taken on the challenge of a lifetime to climb the highest freestanding mountain in the world – Mount Kilimanjaro.
CARE Youth are a group of driven young individuals with a passion to give something back. Starting from a group of 8, the group has grown to more than 35, all working together as a team to raise funds and awareness for CAREducation Trust (www.CAREducation.org), a charity that works to better the lives of underprivileged children through education.
Branded the “Rickshawalas”, 2012 brought about CARE Youth’s initial fundraising adventure, seeing members of the team drive auto-rickshaws for 1800 km throughout India, raising £30,000 for the charity.
2013 has brought about “CARE Trek”, a new challenge for the team with the highest fundraising target to date. Trekking for over six days at a final altitude of 6200m will be a real test of determination for the team with the oxygen levels equivalent of losing one of your lungs!
CARE Youth’s challenges are all planned, organised and undertaken by members of the team, allowing the team members to flourish in their talents and work together as a team.
In line with the charities zero expense ethos, all the personal costs are borne by the participants, ensuring that all raised funds go directly to CAREducation Trust.
“We aim to harness the talents of the British youth and encourage the concept of Sewa (selfless action) to give back and enhance our own skills of teamwork, leadership and initiative”
– Nirav Shah, CARE Youth President
“We have been supporting schools for over 14 years, but we have never known such creativity and courage that these young members are showing, they are an inspiration to us and our future. They will change the lives of the people they touch indefinitely”
– Bharat Solanki, Trustee: CAREducation Trust
Notes to Editor
- CAREducation Trust is a grassroots charity where 100% of all funds raised are donated to their respective projects with no administration expenses taken out.
- For more information and to schedule an interview with members of CARE Youth, please contact Dilisha Patel on +44 7947 627864 or Ronak Maroo on +44 7961275976
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