Matt’s Kilimanjaro climb

PUBLISHED: 19:00 13 July 2012

Matt who is clumbing Kilimanjaro for reach International.

Matt who is clumbing Kilimanjaro for reach International.

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A UNIVERSITY graduate will climb one of the world’s tallest peaks to raise money for deprived children in Africa.

Matt Watkins will scale Mount Kilimanjaro in September as part of a fundraising bid with fellow University of Nottingham graduates.

They are raising money for Childreach International and will even be able to see some of the organisation’s work with children in Tanzania.

The 22-year-old sports science graduate will head out to Africa with his fellow graduates on August 29 before attempting the six-day ascent up the 5,895m-high mountain.

To prepare, Mr Watkins, of Ashleigh Road, said he would be climbing up Exmoor over the summer.

While they are in Africa, the team will also be able to see some of the villages and schools their money will help, and even join in with activities.

He said: “I always like a challenge and I think this is quite a nice reason to do something like this.

“I’ve never really been to that area of the world or done much charity work so it seemed like quite a good thing to do.”

To donate to Mr Watkins’ appeal, visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/matthewwatkins1

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