Unwanted Clothes & Shoes Amnesty
Well it is now been some 6 weeks since we posted our first blog regarding our Kilimanjaro Mission so we thought we would take some time to update you on our progress so far.
The first bit of good news we can report it that our places on the trek have now been confirmed and as we said to many of our friends this has now become a reality and not just something we have been talking about. It has not only made us a little more anxious but a whole lot more determined. :-W This is my worried face.
Within the last 6 weeks we have been kindly supported by Fx Leisure, Congleton. Linzi and her fab team have kindly donated us both gym memberships to enable us to step up our training. We have also completed our first 6 hour, 18 mile walk. When we get to Kili we will be walking on average between 6 and 7 hours a day until the final day when we push for the summit and we are looking at about 12 hours walking to reach the summit and then return to our base for the night. We both came out of the other side with both arms and legs in good working order which was a huge positive for us.
We are planning a 4 day trip to Scotland during the school holidays when we will attempt to climb Ben Nevis 3 times in as many days to test how far we have come in our training it will be no comparison to what we will have to do but it will give us a good indication how much harder we need to train.
We have also been working hard on fundraising ideas and as we stand our current total stand at £720, which is still someway off target but every little helps.
We have lots of fund raising events coming up including a stall at Congleton Carnival so please come and visit us.
We are also running a clothes and shoes amnesty where we are asking local people to donate their unwanted clothes and shoes together with any unwanted CD albums.
If anyone is able to help by donating items of clothing in a reasonable condition, any paired shoes in a wearable condition together with any unwanted CD Albums please get in touch via our facebook page and we will drop a bag round for you to fill.
In the meantime if anyone would like to donate to our cause you can donate on line via our Virgin Money page. Every penny really does make a difference.
There are many wonderful people within the local community working hard to make the Ruby’s Fund dream a reality and we are just a couple trying to help them out.
Thanks for taking the time to read our blog and I hope to
be in touch with a training and fund raising update very soon.
Michelle & Wayne Benson