Eve. Derek Russell will talk about climbing Kilimanjaro

Mon 10th June 2019 at 18.30 - 20.30

Derek undertook the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro as a means of raising money for the Alder Hey hospital

Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro ( /ˌkɪlɪmənˈɑːr/),[7] with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, with its summit about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) from its base, and 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. The first people known to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller, in 1889. The mountain is part of Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields. Source: Wikipedia

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Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Since April 2013, over £43m has been raised for a range of life-saving medical equipment and facilities that are making a real difference to families every day - but we still need your support.

The charity helps to fund a range of activities and projects that are designed to enhance and improve the lives of our amazing young patients. This includes the funding of specialist medical equipment to ensure our brilliant surgeons and clinical staff have the most up to date and cutting edge technology available and funding hi-tech distraction technology designed and proven to reduce pain and anxiety in our patients. We also fund a range of programmes and special projects such as our on site magician, our ward musicians and the play specialists we have on every ward. Our ground-breaking ward-based chefs programme ensures we are delivering healthy and nutritionally balanced food to all our patients, each and every day. Your support has recently enabled us to complete our £6m appeal to build a new research and education facility, The Speakman Building and we remain committed to supporting cutting edge research at Alder Hey.

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