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Andy Ridout takes on Kilimanjaro for Railway Children

13/09/2017

Andy Ridout, Group Managing Director of Advance TRS is off to Africa this weekend to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for the children’s charity Railway Children. A favourite of Andy's he has raised £30k to date for the charity by completing a number of daunting challenges including three Ironman triathlons and climbing to Base Camp of Mt Everest to name a few! Andy recently completed his third Ironman in Copenhagen last month, a fitting name for a hardy and monumentally challenging triathlon consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, raced in that order and without a break! ....no easy feat I'm sure you’ll agree...

Now he's at it again! Not a man to be afraid of a challenge, especially if it's for a good cause, Andy will now take on Kilimanjaro, with a group of rail professionals for another notch on his adrenaline junkie belt and his penchant for philanthropy by climbing the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on earth. The 6,000m high elevation crowned with an everlasting snow-cap, can be found inside the Kilimanjaro National Park of Tanzania and rising approximately 4,900 meters (16,100 ft) from its base to 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level.... is a challenging climb, to say the least.

Since establishing Advance TRS in 2011, giving back to those less fortunate and advancing others has been a central motivator for founder Andy Ridout and the growing Advance TRS team. This is Ridout’s latest, in a string of extreme challenges he has taken on, to raise money and awareness for the children's charity. 

Railway Children is an international charity that helps at-risk children on the streets of the UK, India and East Africa. The charity funds rescue workers and street teams that seek out vulnerable children living on the streets before potential abusers get to them first. In the last 20 years, the charity has helped to change the lives of more than 270,000 children across the world.

Show your support 
Support Andy’s mission to raise money and awareness for street children in the UK and abroad by donating on his online giving page. Can't afford to donate £100? Don't fret, a donation of £10, £20, £30 or £50 can make a marked difference to the lives of vulnerable children across the globe.

Thank you for your support, all donations are greatly appreciated and mean a lot. 

“Together, we can all advance.”  

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