Amadeus’ Carl to climb Kilimanjaro in support of JDRF
Our Operations Manager, Carl Freslov, has signed up to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania next year to raise money for JDRF (Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation) – a charity whose research helps to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes in children.
After discovering his daughter has type 1 diabetes, Carl is determined to help raise funds for this important charity by conquering the summit of the highest mountain in Africa. The quest will take place from 17th-27th September 2013 as part of a complex 11 day itinerary organised by Classic Tours and – needless to say – a great deal of preparation is required for this courageous trip.
The Marangu Route – one of the most popular Kilimanjaro climbs – is highly challenging, taking place over just 5 days rather than the longer 6 day Machami route, which allows an additional day for participants to aclimitise to the altitude.
JDRF are the world’s leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, having invested £1billion in funding critical research. They work with academia, industry and governments to make sure that the research they fund has the greatest possible impact on the lives of people with type 1 now and in the future.
Carl’s daughter, Laura-Beth Freslov, aged 11, is now one of 29,000 children in the UK who suffer from T1 diabetes. She has shown amazing courage since diagnosis and taken it all her stride, injecting the life saving insulin herself within 2 days!
Of taking on the challenge to climb Kilimanjaro, Carl says “In a desire to inspire Laura-Beth, I am climbing Kilimanjaro in September 2013. It is important that children learn that with purpose and motivation nothing can hold you back. Your support will be greatly appreciated by all children whose suffering is eased by the wonderful charity JDRF.”
Please help Carl and Amadeus to raise as much funding as possible; you can find out more and pledge your support on the following links:
If you would like any further information about the work of JDRF or Carl’s intinerary please get in touch.