For a long time now, I’ve yearned for doing something out of my comfort zone – a once in a lifetime trip. With thanks to The Blue Tangerine Federation (I may not be thankful during), I have the opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania over 6 days - one of the hardest treks in the world.
This year (2021), I am taking on the Machame route to reach the summit, 5895 meters above sea level. Also known as the ‘Whiskey Route’ because of the tougher challenge, this scenic route will take me through magnificent forests, before traversing a ridge leading through moorland to the Shira Plateau.
This challenge will raise the desperately needed funds for The Blue Tangerine Federation; a Federation of Special Educational Needs in Hertfordshire, including: The Collett School (Hemel Hempstead), St Luke's School (Redbourn) and Forest House Education Centre (Radlett). The Blue Tangerine Federation caters for children from the ages of 4 to 18 from all across Hertfordshire and neighbouring Counties.
Over the past few years, the schools have received significant funding cuts and are now amongst the lowest funded schools in Hertfordshire. With 92% of their Local Authority funding required for the necessary high ratio of staff, there is only 8% to provide the necessities for the school and our children. This includes toilet rolls, reading books, essential repair works and development projects. Therefore, even the necessities at the school are a fundraising issue.
Whilst they have been lucky enough to receive a lot of support from local businesses and funders, they still have a long way to go.
For more information about The Blue Tangerine Federation and their current fundraising projects, please visit their website here.
Thank you to everyone who donates or even shares this Localgiving page
Good luck Chloe xx
Chloe's fundraising page will be accepting donations for another 238 days.
The Collett School is a very Special School for children aged 4-17 with Learning Disabilities
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About Kilimanjaro Trek
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania over 6 days - one of the hardest treks in the world. The Machame route will be taken to reach the summit, 5895 meters above sea level. Also known as the ‘Whiskey Route’ because of the tougher challenge!
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