Fakenham resident Sam Cane has set himself a major challenge to climb Mt Kilimanjaro next September to raise funds for Concern Worldwide, a humanitarian aid charity.
Sam, a former student of Fakenham High school and College, will need to find £4,100 to take part in the ascent of Africa’s highest mountain and has already started his campaign by running the Oxford half-marathon.
His next milestone will be the Norwich half on November 23 with the Cambridge half pencilled in for next March.
In the summer of 2015 he also plans to join the Varsity March, an 81-mile hike from Oxford to Cambridge organised by the Cambridge University Rambling Club.
Concern Worldwide was founded in 1968 with the aim of confronting poverty in some of the world’s poorest nations. It places particular emphasis on tackling Aids, access to clean water and improving the social and economic wellbeing of women and girls.
As a keen walker, runner and mountain rambler, Sam is very much looking forward to what he describes as his biggest test yet.
He said: “Having always loved the outdoors and had a passion for endurance challenges, I hope very much to be able to meet my fundraising target.
“Knowing that the expedition will make a lasting difference to the lives of those on the margins of African society is inspiring and chiefly what has drawn me to get involved.”
To help with his ambition Sam’s fundraising page can be found online at https://yourconcern.net/sam-cane/climbing-kilimanjaro-concern-worldwide