Aberdeen woman set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in December

An Aberdeen woman is gearing up to take on the challenging trek to the top of the highest freestanding mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro, for the Scottish SPCA.

Kim LeilKim Leil set herself the challenge and made the decision to support Scotland’s animal welfare charity as she has always been an animal lover.

Kim said, “Animals love unconditionally and I think growing up with that has really shaped who I am as a person.

“My family has rehomed a number of dogs from rescue charities and the fact that they can still love and be loyal despite being mistreated just amazes me so I really wanted to do something to give back and help animals in Scotland.

“Although it's a daunting climb I'm just looking forward to the overall experience at the moment. I haven’t done anything like this before and have actually never been to Africa before so all of it will be totally new to me! I just can't wait to experience a different culture and (if I make it to the top) see some breath taking views!”

Superintendent Sharon Comrie said, “This is such an incredible challenge to take on and we’re extremely grateful to Kim for her hard work and dedication to the cause.

“Kim regularly takes part in a variety of our fundraisers, including the Kilt Walk, our Forth Road Bridge 5K run and Falkirk Wheel abseil.

“Each step taken will help raise funds for abused, abandoned and injured animals throughout Scotland and we hope the memories will stay with Kim forever.

“We rely solely on the generosity of the public to help us continue rescuing and rehabilitating animals across Scotland and events like these really do help us save lives.”

To sponsor Kim head over to her Just Giving page at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kim-Leil

For more information on Scottish SPCA fundraising events please email fundraising@scottishspca.org or call fundraising on 03000 999 999 (option 4).

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