Reach the roof of Africa with Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer CareAisling Tiernan from Leicester will be reaching the roof of Africa by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Marie Curie Cancer Care in October 2010. Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the highest freestanding mountains in the world. The trek from 7th to 16th October 2010 will take Aisling up the mountain via the Rongai route which is considered to be one of the most achievable routes to the summit and retains a sense of untouched wilderness.

Aisling said “Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro has been a life long dream of mine inspired by my Uncle Alan who completed this challenge when he was younger. I remember looking at his photographs and listening to his stories when I was quite young and being in absolute awe. I started thinking about this last year and realised it would be a fantastic opportunity to raise money and awareness for a charity. The reason I chose Marie Curie Cancer Care is because I was already conscious of the good work that Marie Curie nurses do in the community. I think cancer is a really scary disease and one that nowadays seems to touch almost everyone's family at some stage... either directly or indirectly.”

Local fundraiser Lorraine Tester said:
Aisling is hoping to raise £4000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Taking on this challenge will be an unforgettable experience that will leave Aisling with vivid memories and a real sense of achievement. With every step she takes her efforts are helping local Marie Curie Nurses to provide free home nursing care to people with terminal cancer in our community.”

Aisling is holding a Sparkling Summer Ball in the magnificent City Rooms in Leicester on the 22nd May 2010 from 7.00 pm. There will be a candlelit drinks reception, delicious three course meal and an evening of dancing. For more information and tickets please contact Aisling on 07792 465115 or email