Student scales heights for meningitis charityBy Jon Nurse
May 15, 2012
A young explorer will climb Mount Kilimanjaro this autumn for a meningitis charity.
Ravina Bachra, 19, of Charvil, is hoping to raise £2,500 for the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) by completing the six-day trek on the Tanzanian mountain in September.
The Warwick University student said: “During my time fundraising, I have met a large number of people who have suffered from meningitis and septicaemia. These diseases can affect anyone at any age, although students are at an increased risk of contracting them.
“I believe that the work that MRF does is hugely beneficial, so not only am I taking on this trek for the challenge and experience but in order to raise money for a good cause.”
The trek is run by Student Adventures which creates tailor-made adventures for students.
Susie Bailey, fundraising officer at MRF, said: “We are so grateful to Ravina for choosing to support MRF. As well as helping to raise much-needed funds for our work to fight meningitis, she is helping raise awareness of this devastating disease.”
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, with its peak at 5,895m.
To sponsor Ravina visit www.justgiving.com/ravinabachra