20 Aston students will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in June in aid of Childreach International.
The team, being lead by final year students Alexander Woodcock and
Ria Jocye, is set to raise £50,000. This has been raised over the year
though a number of organised events, including cake sales, charity bag
packs and a calendar involving Aston’s sports teams and not many
The charity organising the project, Childreach International, works
in Tanzania, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Occupied Palestinian Territories,
China, Peru and Cambodia. Working with the local communities to ensure
children have access to healthcare, education, protection and their
The group has a diverse selection of individuals from a number of
backgrounds and a range of courses. Apart from the team leaders the
group consists of; Courtney Kobylanski, Leanne Holman, Krishna Kataria,
Justyna Zybaczynska, Carys Smith, Benjamin Haughton, Lauren Mitchell,
Lucy Eastlake, Neil Gulrajani, Jack Williams,Jack Hooker, Steve
Rosenthal, Michael Tomlinson, Helene Catel, Jonathan Willatt,Kimberley
Fowler and Sally Gittings.
Departing on 21 June the group will fly overnight to Nairobi, before
continuing onto to Moshi in Tanzania. They will then spend a day at a
local ChildReach school where, with the help of the children, the team
will be planting trees to offset their carbon footprint.
Courtney Kobylanski told Aspects: "I went along to the
presentation about the trip back in September and I was so touched by
what the charity does for children all over the world and instantly
wanted to get involved. Especially as it meant pushing myself physically
and mentally, to not only to raise the money, but to reach the top of
Mount Kilimanjaro. I really feel like I’m doing something good, making a
difference. I’ve never done anything like this before but it’s not
every day you get the chance to do something like this. Seven months
later here I am, the least fit person in Aston University, taking the
stairs instead of the lift and actually exercising! I’m so excited about
the adventure that lies ahead."
For further information please contact Alexander Woodcock. To make a donation visit: www.donate2rag.tk