They came, they saw, they conquered

Four intrepid members of aka staff have successfully trekked up Mount Kilimanjaro with the key aim of raising funds for our two good causes this year, the Nanyuki Preparatory School in Kenya and a selection of elite Paralympic athletes.

Ahead of London 2012, aka will be supporting Kelley Becherer through Team USA Paralympic Team, Rebecca Julian through the Australia Paralympic Committee and elite wheelchair racer Nicki Emerson, who will be representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Founder and Managing Director Adam Kenwright, aka New York Senior Marketing Manager Erik Alden, aka London Client Services Account Manager Krista Tuchscherer and aka London Promotions Director Claire McLaughlin, reached the summit and completed their challenge on Friday 24th February after braving the burning heat, the freezing cold and rather “rustic” toilet facilities! General consensus was that the trip was one of the hardest things, mentally and physically, that the team had ever undertaken and successfully completed.

After having some precious time to recover from the many miles that they trekked and their intermittent bouts of altitude sickness, Adam, Erik, Krista and Claire were able to go and see first-hand some of the great work that aka has supported through its charity work. Their visit to Nanyuki Preparatory School was a hugely inspiring highlight of the journey for all involved, as the team saw some of the changes that had been undertaken in the year since aka’s last visit, including a feeding programme that provides 65 children with a life-changing two meals a day, six days a week.

Thank you to those who have donated already. If you’d like to give some cash to help these great causes, please visit www.akamakeadifference.com.  aka will be matching all donations up to £25,000 so there’s even more incentive to be generous and help make a difference.

If you would like to see more of the team at Nanyuki and also up Mount Kilimanjaro, have a quick look at the picture gallery below.