Discovery Park Finance Director conquers Kilimanjaro Charity Climb
Posted on 27/09/16
Discovery Park Finance Director Kevin Howes has raised nearly £2,000 for Kent homeless charity Porchlight, after successfully conquering Africa’s highest peak.
Kevin was part of a four-strong group taking part on the challenging to the top of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, a dormant volcano rising some 19,650 ft above sea level. They set out on 19 September, taking five days to reach the summit.
The idea was for the trek to be a holiday, but Kevin decided to add the challenge to the events taking place in support of Porchlight projects across Kent – from hostels and outreach support to schemes that help homeless people get back into work. As of Monday (26/9) the total had passed £1,800. His target was £250. Kevin said:
“I really just wanted to do something I’ll probably never do again and while I had planned to make it a holiday, it was a great motivator to raise money for an excellent cause.
“Porchlight does amazing things for homeless and vulnerable people around the county. I hope my walking up a volcano (and back down again) will help to draw attention to that and add to the £3,000 plus that Discovery Park has already raised for them over the summer.
The Kilimanjaro trek is one of a number of charity events that have been organised by Discovery Park in support of Porchlight to date, building up to the Big Sleep Out, taking place on 14 October, involving many of the 150 businesses based on site.
To add to Kevin’s Kilmanjaro trek appeal visit his fundraising page
To find out more about the work of Porchlight, visit the charity’s website