Case manager takes on Kilimanjaro challenge

Unite Professionals case manager Julie Jay is taking on the challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in February 2020 to raise money for Compassion UK, with a team of 30 others. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world (5,895m above sea level). It’s located in Tanzania, a country with almost half its population living below the poverty line.

Compassion UK is highly-focused and personal in its approach to fighting poverty, with a child sponsorship scheme that enables sponsored children to receive access to education, medical checkups, nutritional support. and nurturing in a church community.

Julie has sponsored two children through Compassion UK for the last two years, and has been impressed impressed at the charity’s commitment and focus to ensuring a personal relationship with the child through regular letter writing and correspondence.

The specific funds raised by the Kilimanjaro team will be going towards a project to build houses for families in Rwanda who are currently living in shanty accommodation. It costs £3,429 to build a three-bed house in Rwanda and Compassion UK is aiming to help change the lives of 34 families through this project.

You can support Julie’s fundraising efforts by making a donation via this link.