Caroline’s Challenge Raises Thousands for Charity

Wed 22 Feb 2017

Caroline on Kilimanjaro

Staff at NPT Homes have been congratulating colleague Caroline Davies after she raised thousands of pounds for a local charity by climbing the highest mountain in Africa.

Caroline, who’s an avid walker, decided to take on the challenge of trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Port Talbot’s Special Needs Activity Club (SNAC), a centre that provides leisure facilities for local, special needs children.

Setting off on her adventure on 15th January, Caroline took 7 days to reach the summit, walking at a slow pace to try and mitigate the effects of the altitude.  The trek took Caroline through a range of terrains including dessert and rainforest and endured temperatures that fluctuated from over 30oC in the day to below freezing at night.

Speaking about her adventure, Caroline said:
“It was a great experience, meeting new people from all over the world and gelling together as we helped and encouraged each other to the summit.  The highlight was of course reaching the top and thinking of the children at SNAC is what spurred me on.

I’d really like to thank my friends and colleagues for their generous support in helping me to raise so much money.  It will make a massive difference to the lives of the children who go to the centre.”

To date Caroline has raised in excess of £3,700 for SNAC. 

Rhiannon Davies, Project Co-ordinator/Centre Manager from SNAC said:
“We are really thrilled by what Caroline has done for us and can’t thank her enough.  To successfully take on the challenge and raise so much money for us is an incredible achievement.”