Andrew Ball has decided to climb Africa’s highest peak to raise money for a charity which supports Kenyan people with clean water and good hygiene.
The Preston man is no stranger to a charity challenge, back in August, we reported on him running 100 miles for a teenage cancer charity.
Now he is excited to take on one of his biggest challenges yet, Andrew will be climbing the highest mountain in Africa for Dig Deep.
He wanted to raise money for the charity which supports people in Kenya by giving them access to clean water:
“I am doing this to support Dig Deep who’s mission is to unlock opportunity for Kenya’s poorest residents, by ensuring everyone has clean water, safe toilets and good hygiene, forever.
“Most residents live in rural communities and spend hours every day walking just to collect dirty water. Having previously climbed another mountain with Dig Deep, I’ve seen the work they do first hand and it’s truly amazing the way they change lives over there from just ensuring they have access to clean water and good hygiene!”
He is excited to take on the tough challenge and has experience climbing mountains:
“I’m not nervous at all, more excited than anything! I absolutely love mountain climbing, it’s the journey and memories you make on the way but also the view from the top, it is always spectacular and makes it all worth it!”
Andrew is a regular charity fundraiser and will be doing plenty of training for the big climb:
“We are all in uncertain times at the moment and people realise how precious life is. I’ve always supported charities helping those who really have nothing and the things we take for granted.
“I’m going to be setting targets to reach at home. I plan on walking/running certain distances that I want to reach each week. I’m also going to be climbing some of the mountains within England, Wales and Scotland if the restrictions allow it.”
You can help Andrew raise as much as possible for Dig Deep by donating to his fundraising page here.