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Awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Charity of the Year category, National Student Fundraising Awards 2018

Awarded ‘Partner for Responsible Travel’ by the Kilimanjaro Porters’ Assistance Project 

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update for 2020 Kilimanjaro Fundraisers

Last updated 11:00 25th March 2020

We really hope that you and your family are well and staying safe during these difficult and uncertain times. 

Firstly, we would like to say thank you for your patience whilst we have been assessing the rapidly changing situation surrounding Covid-19. Since we last spoke to you, events have continued to develop and we have also been listening to your concerns. Many of you have told us that you are worried about reaching your fundraising deadline for Kilimanjaro and booking your extension travel package when you aren’t sure whether the trip will go ahead. Other concerns have also been raised around trip preparation with the NHS stopping offering a travel vaccination service.

Given all this, we hope you will be relieved to hear that we have decided to postpone your Kilimanjaro event until next year, that we will be reducing your first fundraising target and will be giving you longer to reach it. You will also be able to carry over all of the fundraising that you have done so far to count towards your £2,500 fundraising target and we will be waiving the £195 deferral fee. We hope that these measures will enable you to continue with your ambition of reaching the Roof of Africa irrespective of the disruption caused by this unexpected global pandemic.

As we are reminded in our own lives just how vital handwashing is to protect the well-being of the people that we love, we’ve been reflecting on the fact that where we work 8 out of 10 people lack the clean water and soap that they need to safely wash their hands. Changing this is more of a priority now than it has ever been before. This is why it is so important you hit your first, revised, fundraising target because we can’t deliver the Taps, Toilets and Training without your support.


You do not need to make any decisions now and we will be in touch with you throughout the next few months to help you with each step of changing your arrangements, so please do not make any further bookings for this summer. You can find further information below to help you answer any specific questions you may have about what this will mean for you.


We are all here for you - please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Simon Franklin

Operations Manager

simon@digdeep.org.uk

07775037839

Ela Antosiewicz

Fundraising Support Officer

ela@digdeep.org.uk

07939323230

Harriet Brass

Fundraising Support Officer

harriet@digdeep.org.uk

07939323224

Rachael Marshall

Fundraising and Comms Manager

rachael@digdeep.org.uk

07833524186

Ben Skelton

CEO

ben@digdeep.org.uk

0114 360 1471