Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Take on a truly amazing challenge for pets in need!

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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Take on a truly amazing challenge for pets in need!


Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Looking for a challenge that could not only change your life, but also the lives of homeless and poorly animals?
Join Team Wood Green and climb the incredible Mount Kilimanjaro!

Whether you’re the adventurous type or fancy trying something out of your comfort zone,
it doesn’t get much better than reaching the top of the world’s tallest freestanding mountain.
As well as gaining an enormous sense of accomplishment, you’ll raise vital funds for pets who need love and care.

See below for more information about the challenge. If you still have questions or would like to speak to somone before making a decision,
please contact our Senior Community Fundraising Executive by emailing or calling 07961 058099.

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The challenge

This is a 12-day trek taking place in January 2021, in partnership with Charity Challenge. It will follow the uncrowded Lemosho route all the way to the peak, where you’ll marvel at the stunning sea of clouds below – and bask in your triumph! As one of the toughest and most rewarding treks on the planet, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable experience.

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Why join Team Wood Green?

By joining Team Wood Green, you’ll get lots of support every step of the way to help you conquer this world-famous landmark. Along with Charity Challenge, we’ll be in regular contact with advice about training and other preparation, plus hints and tips on reaching your fundraising target. And if you ever want a chat, we’re always a phone call or email away!

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Fundraising and costs

The registration fee for this challenge is £595 payable on booking. We’re asking participants to raise £5,650 for Wood Green, The Animals Charity. If you would like to talk about payment options or fundraising support, please contact us.

At Wood Green, we help thousands of homeless and poorly pets every year. Some of the most vulnerable need life-saving medical treatment. Others simply need care and comfort while we find them a new home. We’re here for pet owners too, giving them expert advice – bringing pets and people closer together. By taking on this extraordinary challenge and raising vital funds, you’ll help us continue our work and give more pets a second chance at life. So, are you ready to scale new heights for pets in need?

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  • What is the minimum age to do a challenge?

    You need to be a minimum of 18-years-old at the start of the challenge. 16 and 17-year-olds may also participate in any challenge with the agreement of, and when accompanied by a parent or guardian on the challenge who is of legal age. The parent or guardian will have to complete the booking form for anyone who is under 18 at the time of booking and sign a parental responsibility form.

  • What will the accommodation be like?

    The accommodation could range from tents on a mountainside, to guest house, community eco-lodge, or a comfortable hotel. Normally, accommodation is based on two people of the same sex sharing a twin room or two person tent. UK challenges are often in larger sized dormitory rooms. Details of each night’s accommodation are given in the full day by day itinerary for each challenge. Let us know on your booking form if there is someone specific you would like to share with.

  • How do I convince sponsors that this is a challenge and not a holiday?

    The journey you are about to embark on is the furthest thing from a holiday. The physical exertion will be demanding and often extreme. Facilities are basic and you may well be roughing it in a makeshift campsite. Weather conditions are variable and can often be extreme - be it hot, cold, wet or windy. Temperatures could climb from -20°C to +30°C within 24 hours. A Charity Challenge is not to be undertaken lightly as it requires training for months, raising thousands of pounds for charity and then battling through the physical challenge itself. All three of these take time, effort and commitment.

  • What is not included in the price?

    Transfers to and from UK departure airport; entry visas (if applicable); vaccinations (if applicable); personal equipment; personal spending money; tips, overseas airport departure tax (if applicable) and additional activities not included in the itinerary such as excess baggage charges, all items of personal nature such as laundry, room service charges, drinks, phone calls etc.

  • What if I can't raise the minimum sponsorship?

    In booking your challenge under either the minimum sponsorship or flexi payment options, you are committing to raising a minimum amount of sponsorship for your chosen charity. You will need to send 80% of the sponsorship to the charity 12 weeks (for overseas challenges) or 7 weeks (for UK challenges) before departure, and the remaining 20% within four weeks of returning to the UK. This is a fundamental part of the challenge and if you do not raise the appropriate funds for the charity, the charity will not be able to pay the balance of your challenge costs, and you will therefore not be able to participate on the challenge. The overall objective of the challenge is to help raise funds for the charity, so please be realistic about that when booking. We will give you plenty of ideas and advice, hard copy and online sponsorship forms, and the charity you are supporting may also be able to provide additional support materials and advice.

  • What kind of support do you provide?

    As well as receiving support from Wood Green’s fundraising team throughout, our event partner Charity Challenge will help you manage your booking, training, kit list and more.

    Charity Challenge will support you from the time of your booking, right up until you return from your challenge. Once you have booked, you will have access to your very own login area, which contains comprehensive information about fitness training, fundraising, flights and extension options, arrangements for meeting the rest of the group and much more. They also send out reminders about insurance, passports and how/when to apply for a visa. Each challenge has a bespoke kit list and all of our participants have access to kit discounts through major retailers. Their operations managers are on hand via phone or email to answer any questions, from room sharing, to dietary requirements, to which jacket to buy.

    During the challenge, each group will be fully supported by a first-aid trained, English-speaking expedition leader, guides and support team.

  • How will my data be used?

    This challenge is booked through our partner Charity Challenge. You can find out more about how Charity Challenge use and store your data here.

    In simple terms, your personal data may be used to help us effectively deliver our charitable services or raise funds for those charitable services, and/or deliver the best service for your Pet.
    Wood Green will never share or sell your data to unauthorised companies or organisations. The only instance where we will share your data is with selected subcontractors for the purpose of assisting in the management and transactions for marketing, fundraising, and business insight purposes. Find out more about how we use your data here.