Student from Kenilworth preparing for Kilimanjaro climb

Amy Durham
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A student from Kenilworth is preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania next summer to raise money for a cancer charity.

Amy Durham, who studies law at Cardiff University, aims to raise £1,500 for Worldwide Cancer Research between now and the start of the climb in August. Every penny given will go towards the charity, as Miss Durham is paying for the trip’s expenses out of her own pocket.

I’ve never done anything like this ever, so it’s going to be a real challenge for me.

Amy Durham

The former Kenilworth School pupil and Castle Sixth Form student will be part of a 35-strong team aiming to tackle Africa’s highest mountain over the course of six days.

She said: “I’ve never done anything like this ever, so it’s going to be a real challenge for me and it’s definitely going to push me out of my comfort zone.

“I think the biggest struggle will be coping with altitude sickness.”

Worldwide Cancer Research fund research into any type of cancer anywhere in the world, including research at academic institutions like Cardiff University.

You can sponsor Amy’s climb by visiting k16cardiff.everydayhero.com/uk/amy-s-mount-kilimanjaro-climb.