Samuel Edge is climbing Mount Kenya to raise money for Wac Arts

Samuel EdgeWe can’t believe it’s already December at Wac Arts – it only seems like yesterday we were ringing in the New Year and looking forward to seeing what 2016 would bring. It’s been a fantastic year in many ways – particularly for fundraising! Wac Arts supporters have been involved in a myriad of different activities to raise money for our programmes. A host of inspiring individuals have walked, run, danced and sang in sponsored events throughout the year to ensure the continued provision of high quality performing arts and media programmes to children and young people who most need them.

After our annual Christmas fundraiser we’ll be ending the year with one last feat – Wac Arts supporter Samuel Edge will be travelling all the way to Africa, where he’ll be climbing Mount Kenya in order to raise vital funds for us. Of the considerable task ahead of him, Samuel says, “I have never done anything like this before. The last trek I went on was for the Duke of Edinburgh Silver award, and that was only 100km in the flat Hampshire countryside!” To make sure he’s fully prepared he’s been spending the past few months at the gym working on fitness and cardio, and training in specialist altitude chambers to prepare for the difficult conditions ahead. Mount Kenya is located in central Kenya, and has recently been featured on David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II. Along with 9 others Samuel will be climbing the summit called Point Lenana, the third highest peak on the mountain, which is a daunting 16,355ft above sea level!

c70504f1-3201-45df-a2ee-2080a1766824We’re wishing Samuel the very best of luck with this fantastic trip – to sponsor him please click here.