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Walking With The Wounded Kilimanjaro Challenge 2017

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We're delighted to have partnered with Walking With The Wounded for the fourth year running to bring you the WWTW Kilimanjaro Challenge 2017!!

This is a great opportunity to join an exclusive Kilimanjaro trek at an incredible price, whilst also raising much needed funds for charity.

The 8-day tour will start in Tanzania on the 16th September 2017 and includes 6 days of climbing for the cost of £1699 pp / $2209pp (excluding flights). Trekkers will climb via the Machame route which offers excellent acclimatisation and as a result has high success rate. All trekkers will receive a FREE 90 litre waterproof Kandoo Duffle Bag!

To register your interest or for more information, please email us at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1283 499980.

Challenge Date

Saturday, 16th September 2017 (arrival, trek starts on the 17th)

Route

6-day Machame (+2 hotel nights pre and post)

Cost

£1699 pp / $2209 pp

Fundraising Target

We recommend a fundraising goal of £1,000 to support a wounded verteran back into independence. WWTW have setup a special fundraising page for this challenge, which we recommend you use. Click here to get setup or feel free to contact Partnership and Events Manager at WWTW, Andy Sloan, on +44 (0) 1263 863902.

WWTW Ambassador

Sean Cook will join the trek as our WWTW Ambassador. Here is a little bit about Sean and his service in the British Forces.

Sean served as a Gunner in 26 Regiment Royal Artillery for 6 years, and left the Army in January 2014.

In 2013, whilst still a serving soldier, Sean was diagnosed with mild to moderate hearing loss and tinnitus as a result of blast trauma whilst on operational duty in Afghanistan. Sean’s civilian GP was made aware of his hearing loss but he remained under the care of the Army until after an MRI scan confirmed there were no pathological reasons for his hearing loss.

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Shortly after being discharged from the Army, Sean was taken into custody for common assault. The custody sergeant suggested Sean seek support from Walking With The Wounded’s Project Nova programme. Sean now says that he has no idea what he would have done had it not been for the support of Project Nova.

The Project Nova team helped Sean recognise his work aspirations, which resulted in Sean attending an information Day at the Step Into Health programme (in conjunction with the NHS, The Royal Foundation and WWTW), to explore a career within the NHS. He completed a two week Step Into Health work placement at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust in Norfolk and was offered a work placement in a physiotherapy department in February 2015.

Sean admits to not being particularly academic whilst at school, but he gained several NVQ’s whilst in the Army and has the enthusiasm and determination to succeed in his current learning.

Following his experience, Sean made a decision to work towards a career in healthcare. In September 2015 he successfully secured a place on a one year Access to Higher Education Course: Science for Health Practitioners at City College, Norwich, where he studied Chemistry, Biology and General Science until June 2016. Sean has been offered a conditional place at Northampton University in September 2017 to study Occupational Therapy. Whilst waiting to start his Occupational Therapy Degree, Sean is working as a Theatre Support Worker at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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In March 2015 Sean agreed to act as a mentor and met another veteran who had been referred to Project Nova. Sean shared his story and progress which he believes was instrumental in supporting a fellow veteran who found himself in similar circumstances.

Sean said: “Walking With The Wounded, Project Nova and Step into Health have all given me a lot of support and direction. The harsh reality is that without this support I would probably have ended up on the wrong side of the law again.” Sean added: “My biggest achievement is being accepted onto the Access Course. I have a keen interest in the subjects and I hope to go on to train to become a Occupational Therapist working within the NHS.”

Included in this price are

  • Airport transfers return
  • Hotel nights pre and post the trek on a B&B basis
  • Transfers to and from the mountain
  • National park entry, camping, climbing and rescue fees
  • A fully supported climb (average ratio of support staff to climber is 4:1)
  • All meals and drinking water on the mountain
  • FREE Kandoo Duffle Bag
  • A private portable toilet for the group
  • High quality mess and sleeping tents with a comfortable foam mattress
  • Twice daily health checks
  • Access to emergency oxygen and first aid kit
  • Official summit certificate

Not included in the cost

  • Airfares
  • Visas
  • Crew tips - these work out to approx. $250 pp. We will provide each trekker with a tipping guidance sheet once we have final numbers
  • Personal equipment and medications
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks not specified