Fight for Sight chief executive to climb Kilimanjaro

Michele Acton will attempt to climb 19,340 feet to raise £19,340 for the charity she heads up

Michelle Acton

Chief executive of Fight for Sight, Michele Acton, will climb Mount Kilimanjaro this month is a bid to raise awareness of sight loss and to raise funds for vital eye research.

Ms Acton will climb 19,340 feet to the peak of the Tanzanian mountain in an effort to raise £19,340 for the charity.

Commenting on the challenge, Ms Acton said: "I'm climbing Kilimanjaro because medical research is the only way we are going to bring an end to sight loss. Please support me as I try to get to the top."

To make a donation, visit Ms Acton's JustGiving fundraising page