Climb Kilimanjaro for charity

Due to COVID-19 the Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge in 2021 has been postponed, and the event will now take place 22 September - 1 October 2022.

Join #TeamDemelza for an experience of a lifetime and experience the stunning scenery of Africa from the world’s best vantage point.

Please note, registration for this event is managed by Action Challenge. When clicking ‘Sign Up', you will be transferred to their website. Please see the FAQ section below for a breakdown of this event’s itinerary.

Event Key Details
Thursday 22 September 2022 (12:00) to Saturday 1 October 2022 (14:00)
Anywhere, Tanzania
Registration fee from £195
Minimum fundraising: £4700 (not including Gift Aid)

Training for Kilimanjaro

This epic, 10-day adventure will see you trekking across lush rainforests, sweeping moorlands, and of course, the panoramic heights offered by the tallest mountain in Africa. It will be a truly memorable experience that will offer a unique kind of challenge, with the trek reaching to the summit itself. And your reward for reaching the summit? World beating sunrises, an immense feeling of personal achievement, and knowing that you have made a real impact supporting children with serious or terminal conditions, and their families.

Two ladies who are excited to take on the trip of a lifetime are our very own 'Kili Queens', Demelza Health Care Assistants Beth and Leanne. Find out how they've been getting on training for Kilimanjaro.

A team photo on Mount Kilimanjaro. The team are holding a banner which reads 'Kilimanjaro Challenge'.
Mount Kilimanjaro covered in snow on a sunny day.
The silhouette of a person on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Event FAQs

Kilimanjaro - Machame Route


You will begin your journey by setting off from the UK on Thursday 22 September 2022 for a 10-day trip. On day three you will begin your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Starting on the South Western side of the National Park, you will trek through the lush vegetation of the rainforest and into the Moorland zone, with increasing spectacular views. 

Next, you will scale over the volcanic rock of the towering Barranco Wall – a real highlight of the ascent, with truly breathtaking views. You will then have a steady climb out of Karanga Camp towards Barafu, where you will be getting prepared for the summit day! 

The summit day – the toughest challenge of the trek. The rising morning sunlight offers you more spectacular views across the rolling plains below, and of Mount Meru in the distance. Once finally reaching the summit, savour the immense feeling of satisfaction for what you have achieved ­– both for yourself, and for the children and families at Demelza. You’ll have a spring in your step when making the surprisingly quick descent back down to your final camp.


Click here to see the full trek itinerary


Sponsorship Option

Registration fee: From £195*
Minimum fundraising: £4700** (not including gift aid) 

Mixed Funding Option

Registration fee: From £195*
Participant contribution: £974 (payment due 12 weeks before the challenge)
Minimum fundraising: £3328** (not including gift aid) 

 

The total registration fee is £399; you can choose to split the registration fee and pay an initial £195. The remaining balance is then due 60 days following your registration. Please use the code SPLIT195 at the checkout f you would like to split your registration fee. 

Please bear in mind, that 60% of your minimum fundraising must be raised 14 weeks prior to the challenge.

When fundraising, we would advise that you set up a JustGiving page. It is the most effective way for you to fundraise! If you have any questions about this, please get in touch. 

We're here to help you every step of the way with your fundraising! If you have any questions or would like some ideas, please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing eventbookings@demelza.org.uk or calling 0300 365 3653.

The difference you could make by fundraising for Demelza

£50 could pay for a cast of a child’s hand or foot for a family to treasure forever. 

£100 could pay for a support group of a child with a serious or terminal condition or a member of their family. 

£200 could cover the average cost of a family going through the referral process to access vital care and support from Demelza

£840 could cover the cost of a child or young person’s overnight stay at one of our children’s hospices.

£2000 could pay for a TIZ music festival for young people supported by Demelza and their families.

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