Gavin Hepburn (ATG) and Deborah Ainscough (Crowdguard) are taking part in the Kilimanjaro Trek, from 25 September 2021 to 5 October 2021 to raise funds for the Stick ‘n’ Step charity.
Here’s the story behind the fundraiser
Deborah explained, “We’re both so happy to be able to support the Stick ‘n’ Step charity with our fundraising Kilimanjaro climb this coming September. The centre provides a fantastic service to children with cerebral palsy and support to families as a whole.
Amy, (Gavin’s youngest daughter) attends the centre and it’s been a pleasure to see first hand the wonderful care provided by Stick n’ Step and how happy the young people are who attend.
Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world so it’s going to be a serious challenge for both of us. However, it feels small in comparison to the struggles that Amy and so many other children and adults with similar challenges face on a daily basis.”
Gavin continued, “We’ve chosen to take on this challenge together because our two families are good friends and Amy attends the centre for weekly exercise and physio sessions and it really is one of the highlights of her week. You can see from all the children’s faces how happy and secure they feel when at the centre and what a lovely warm atmosphere the welcoming staff create.
Stick ‘n’ Steps is a charity that enables, inspires and supports children up to the age of 25 with cerebral palsy and their families. They receive no government funding and therefore rely solely on donations and fundraising efforts. Each year Stick ‘n’ Step need to raise some £600,000.00 to deliver the invaluable care, support and services they offer to over 100 hundred families that attend.
For this reason, it’s invaluable that we support these services in what they do best.
Please give what you can, we really appreciate your support and thank you for your kind donations. We are covering all costs ourselves so all donations go directly to the charity.”
To donate click on the link below.