Conquering Kilimanjaro

A team of three will climb the mountain to raise funds for Croydon Vision

The director of Croydon Vision will climb Mount Kilimanjaro alongside two colleagues in order to raise £20,000 that will enable the charity to purchase an accessible seven-seater vehicle.

The charity said that the vehicle will help improve transport waiting times for its members.

The nine-day challenge will see Croydon Vision’s Susanette Mansour, alongside commissioning lead for NHS Croydon clinical commissioning group, John Hartley, and charity member Reshi Ramlakhan, climb the 18,044ft mountain via the Lemosho route in October.

Speaking about the challenge, Ms Mansour told OT: “Reshi has retinitis pigmentosa and with almost no sight, witnessing him achieve his dream of climbing Kilimanjaro would be amazing. Meeting our fundraising target of £20,000 and getting a new accessible vehicle, to reach more people with sight loss, would also be life changing.”

To support the trio, visit their JustGiving page.

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