Stage 3 History student Rachel Crossland is set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF).
Rachel, who is a member of the University’s Kent Raise and Give society, has taken on the challenge alongside a group of Kent students, set to make the climb in September 2020. MRF works to prevent, and raise awareness of, meningitis and septicaemia. Students are the second largest group affected by the disease, after babies, which is why this opportunity particularly appealed to Rachel, she says.
“Kilimanjaro is the tallest peak in Africa; this is definitely a challenge, but we are determined to do it for such a worthy cause!”, Rachel said.
The team of students will also be organising several fundraising events throughout the year; alongside their academic studies, and will also develop skills in team work, organisation, and time-management.
You can make a donation to Rachel here.
Good luck Rachel!