Hello and welcome! My name is Ellie Cottrell, and welcome to my fundraising page!
I will be hiking Kilimanjaro during the summer of 2019 to raise money for Hope For Children. This is a difficult hike I am excited to challenge myself with – it is over 60km with an elevation of over 2000 metres.
I want to undertake this difficult challenge in the hope that I can support an amazing organisation that deals with issues close to my heart. Growing up, I have been very appreciative to have had access to all the opportunities I could need and want, yet this is not the reality for many kids around the world. I am a big advocate for equal opportunity for all, regardless of where one is born or who they are. Hope For Children does amazing work in the areas of health, education and familial support to reduce disparities for children around the world. Through doing this challenge, I hope to not only support Hope for Children but also extend and challenge myself physically and in terms of community service, by having the greatest outreach possible!
Throughout the year, I will be training for this challenge, advocating for Hope For Children and fundraising in order to reach my goal. On this page I will keep you updated about the different events I will undertake, and the challenges I will undertake. I hope to undertake all actions big and small, from arranging school wide events, to street collections and anything in between.
I need your support to help me reach and surpass my goal! Help me share my story to spread the word, and any and all support is welcome!