Ottery fundraiser to tackle Kilimanjaro

A FUNDRAISER from Ottery is preparing for an epic climb up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for a charity that boosts youngsters.

Mandy Parker, of Toadpit Lane, hopes to raise more than �10,000 from the trek and is appealing for support as she prepares to take on Africa’s highest mountain. Mandy is chair of trustees for the Exmouth-based Magnolia Incentive charity, and will head to Tanzania next week.

“I am trying to raise �1 for every metre I climb. I’m climbing 5,895m so I have the opportunity to raise �5,895 which will be doubled to �11,790,” said Mandy. The Magnolia Incentive, founded in 2004, provides financial and pastoral assistance to Exmouth Community College pupils for higher education studies.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to bring in funds for ‘my kids’ at ECC,” she said. Sponsor Mandy at http://www.justgiving.com/Mandy-Parker1969.