In 2011 Barnsley Council, partners, colleagues, family and friends were raising funds for Barnsley Hospice by climbing the highest freestanding mountain in the world!

Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa, located in northeastern Tanzania and is 19,340 feet (5,893m) high. Whilst the former volcano can be scaled without serious mountaineering skills, an ascent to the top of Africa represents a very serious challenge.

Barnsley Hospice provides care and support for hundreds of local people each year. Their main priority is to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients with a life limiting illness, whilst supporting their families, during the period of illness and bereavement.  As a specialist care provider, the range of skills offered includes, pain and symptom management, emotional support and terminal care at the end of life.

Barnsley Council has a strong history of supporting the Hospice through charitable activities, including walking events over the last couple of years. This site chronicles progress and participants shared insights on their motivations and preparations for the challenge of a lifetime.

Fundraising is now completed and we very nearly reached our aspirational target of £50,000 for the Hospice.

Many thanks to all our supporters and to everyone involved!

Enquiries to: bkct2011@gmail.com

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