Lily prepares to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

PUBLISHED: 11:10 26 March 2015

Lily Thomas is raising money for the Menigitis Research Foundation.

Lily Thomas is raising money for the Menigitis Research Foundation.


A former Newton Poppleford primary pupil will be climbing to the peak of the world’s largest freestanding mountain to raise money for meningitis sufferers.

Lily Thomas is embarking on a six day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, which stands at 5,895 metres in September.

The 20 year old is fundraising with the Raise and Give group (RAG) at the University of Warwick.

The second year history student is fast approaching her £2,990 target and hopes to reach her total when she returns home to Newton Poppleford for the Easter holidays.

Her latest collection will be in Sidmouth town centre on Saturday.

To donate to Lily’s cause visit her Just Giving page at www.justgiving.comLily-Thomas94

Read Lily’s story in full in next weeks Sidmouth Herald.

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