According to Amanda Knight, the Marketing & Campaigns Assistant with Village Education Project Kilimanjaro, Liz Mouland “has a talent that knows no bounds”. Liz looks set to prove this by climbing Kilimanjaro in October to raise money for Village Education Project Kilimanjaro (VEPK) and is today’s #FundraiserFriday star.
Liz tells us that “it all started with a visit to the gym with [her] usual New Year’s Resolution to get fit” when her daughter Holly noticed a poster advertising the KiliClimb 2014. Although she tells us that she is still a bit in denial, as a hater of the cold and flat shoes, Liz has gained every confidence from Holly (who, until recently, was to be her climbing partner until gaining new employment made this unfeasible). Her inspiration comes from her daughter – who, Liz says, inherited her competent sportsperson genes from her father. Although she also says “we both share a zest for life and love adventures.”
Although many charities organise climbs of Mount Kilimanjaro to fundraise, VEPK is the only charity which offers sponsored climbs of the mountain which exclusively benefit the young people of Kilimanjaro region. While on the trek, Liz will get the chance to visit a Tanzanian Primary School for which they will be fundraising. The proceeds from the climb will assist in improving the quality of primary education and skills training in the region that surrounds the mountain.
Liz is hoping to raise at least £2,000 and says that if she exceeds her target, she’ll let us know if lipstick freezes at -20c! Due to the large amount she wishes to raise for the charity, she has thrown herself into various crafty activities. With the help of Holly she has had a marmalade marathon as well as making lemon curds, chutneys, jelly and jam which she will be selling along with homemade bunting and other crafts at their village carnival on the 12th July.
To support Liz in her fundraising, visit her Virgin Money Giving page.