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Local student heading for the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to help raise money for Save the Children

By The Beresfords Marketing Team - 21 May 2010

The son of Beresfords Managing Director Paul Beresford, Alex, will be swapping the lecturer theatres of Durham University for the snow-tipped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro later this year when he attempts to conquer the highest freestanding mountain in the world in support of Save the Children.

Alex Beresford has recently been interviewed and accepted to participate in the ‘Kilimanjaro Challenge 2010’ which is organised by the Durham University Charities Kommittee (DUCK). It is an intense adventure that requires participants to tackle every eco-system known to mankind as they attempt to reach its summit, ascending over rough terrain and coping at high altitude conditions.

Alex said “I decided to participate in the week long charity trek as a means to help such a worthwhile charity and to experience an incredible once in a lifetime adventure. As well as taking part in the climb I will also spend 4 weeks of my stay in Tanzania helping with local community projects, ranging from helping with building projects to teaching children.”

“I will be visiting and working in an area in Tanzania where Save the Children have been in since 1986. One third of this country’s population is living below the national poverty line and its citizens suffer from poor health care, poor education and frequent severe food shortages. The money I raise through donations will help to change the lives of people in this area.”

To support Alex's fun raising efforts, Beresfords will be donating a sum to the charity for every property taken on during the month of June.

Save the Children is the world’s independent children’s charity who fights for children’s rights and delivers immediate and lasting improvement to children’s lives worldwide. They are outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection.

You can help Alex with his fundraising by making a donation on his online Charity Giving page at