Water manager climbs Kilimanjaro for WaterAid - 08/01/2013

Sutton and East Surrey Water -

In February, Sutton and East Surrey Water’s Operations Manager Richard Rap and his wife Nicola, will be climbing Mt Kilimanjaro raising funds for WaterAid. They will be accompanied by close friend Alan Houghton and his daughter Chloe (all pictured left to right below) who are raising funds for other charities.

The team will be approaching the renowned peak via the Rongai Route – a challenging but less used ascent. They will be on the mountain for five days with the final push being a particularly grueling 16-hour day with only 50% of the oxygen they would normally be used to.

“Whilst this will undoubtedly be a personal physical challenge, I am delighted to be raising money for WaterAid – a charity I have supported for years through walking and mountaineering events. But this is clearly the biggest mountain challenge I've ever undertaken,” said Richard.

WaterAid is an international charity whose mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. Since 1993 SESW’s customers have raised more than £1 million for the charity which has helped 70,500 people gain access to safe water. Last year, SESW’s staff raised nearly £15,000 through sponsored events.

For more information about WaterAid go to www.wateraid.org.

You can sponsor Richard’s Kilimanjaro challenge at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RichardRap

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