Friends climb Kilimanjaro

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Two Banchory women completed the gruelling challenge of scaling Kilimanjaro for charity CHILDREN 1ST.

Ann Law and Julie Sayer undertook the climb in March and have, so far, raised more than £3,500. It took them over four days to climb the 5,895 metre ascent and over a day to come back down again.

Ann said: “Climbing Kilimanjaro was a fantastic adventure and getting to the summit was out of this world. What made our trip extra special was the experience of meeting many amazing people along the way.

“This is something I have wanted to do since I was a teenager but, due to family circumstances, I was unable to do it until now.

“We were very keen to do something for a children’s charity, as helping kids is something very close to our hearts, and we feel the work that CHILDREN 1ST do is outstanding.

“We would like to thank friends and family who overwhelmed us with their encouragement and support, as well as their generosity in sponsoring us. We were delighted to raise such an incredible amount of money for the fantastic charity CHILDREN 1ST.”

Karen Moore, of CHILDREN 1ST, said: “This was a tremendous effort from Ann and Julie and we are delighted that they chose to support us. As a result of their effort, the money raised will assist the organisation to continue its work of providing a safe and secure childhood for all Scotland’s children and particularly those in the North East of Scotland.”