A trip to Africa for Heidi…

One of our students is embarking on a fundraising challenge that will pave the way for her to climb the highest mountain in Africa.

The 21-year-old, from Morley Road, Cranbourne, needs to raise £2,450 before going on the week-long trip to Tanzania, with the majority of the money going to a charity called Childreach International.

Heidi Coventry, who is in her final year where she is studying a degree in events management with tourism, has set her sights on reaching the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro on June 26.

The 21-year-old, from Morley Road, Cranbourne, needs to raise £2,450 before going on the week-long trip to Tanzania, with the majority of the money going to a charity called Childreach International, which works with communities in the developing world to help improve children’s access to healthcare and education.

Heidi plans to keep up a regular gym routine to prepare for the trip and climb Mount Snowdon in Wales in April.

She said: “I like to take on new challenges and this is something that has always really appealed to me – not for any particular reason other than I love volunteering for charities, particularly ones that involve and benefit children.

“What is good about this trip is in addition to climbing Kilimanjaro; volunteers are given the opportunity to spend time at Childreach International projects in the Kilimanjaro region with some of the children to see how their sponsorship money will benefit.”

Heidi is up for a mountain challenge...

To sponsor Heidi visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/heidicoventry1