EST Accountants Team Member Climbs Kilimanjaro For Charity
4 Sep 2015
Deb Jones, Client Manager at EST Accountants and Tax Advisers will be climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of Green Meadow Riding for disabled children. Mrs Jones has self-funded the ten day Kilimanjaro trip but is continuing to collect additional donations for the charity.
Green Meadow Riding for disabled children helps children with disabilities benefit from horse riding lessons within the local community in Aberdare.
Mrs Jones’ trip begins on one of the most popular ascents, Machame Route, which is a path that climbs Kilimanjaro from the south west and enjoys some of the finest forest and heath moorland scenery on the mountain.
“This charity has been running for 30 years and is solely run on the generosity and kindness of our local community,” said Mrs Jones, who is also the treasurer of the charity. “All of the money I raise will go directly to the charity. Any donations large or small are very much appreciated.”
“Climbing Kilimanjaro is a challenging task that requires the proper preparation to ensure it’s a successful and enjoyable experience,” said Brendon Samson, Physiotherapist with Agile Therapy. “Depending on the pace you’re travelling at, hikers can expect to burn roughly 350 – 500 Kcal per hour of hiking. From four to eight hours of hiking each day for seven to ten days, that’s a lot of work. As you ascend to heights above sea level, the percentage of oxygen found in the air decreases as well, meaning that your body is suddenly working with less fuel than it’s used to. Given the proper training and time to acclimatize as you climb, your body can adapt quite well to these conditions.”
“It’s a very impressive challenge to undertake,” said Barry Esterhuizen, Director of EST Accountants. “We wanted to support Deb as much as possible as she’s worked so hard both and in and outside the office, she’s a wonderful asset to the company.”
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