What’s climbing a mountain (19,340ft) between friends?


When we were told that one of our consultants, Craig Leverett, was planning to climb Kilimanjaro, we reminded him that the 19340 feet for a non-climber would be a doddle surely? Still in shock – Craig admits that his commitment to the cause will be the driving force behind every step. And that’s why we’re proud to support Craig in his efforts.

Craig will be climbing Kilimanjaro in December this year with Sigei, a Kenyan student whose education he has sponsored for the last five years. Organised by the Red Rubber Ball Foundation’s (RRBF), the climb aims to inspire Sigei and the other 14 students to help others. The RRBF leadership scheme encourages students to pay forward the help they have received by helping others: to inspire new generations and support their own community.

Sigei, who like many others on the scheme, comes from a poor background, and will meet Craig, his sponsor, for the first time on the climb – we can only imagine how emotional that will be. About to finish his KCSEs, Sigei dreams of being a surgeon and hopes to use the skills he’s learnt to help others.

Sigei needs your support

Sadly, none of this comes cheap. Although Craig is paying for his own flights and accommodation, he’s looking for sponsorship to pay for Sigei, and the other students just like him, to do the climb. In turn, it’s hoped this will inspire them  to create positive change in their communities. Any additional funds raised, above the target set will help pay for future initiatives needed to help them inspire others.


As they have little climbing/walking/camping/’roughing it’ experience between them, this will be an interesting challenge which will no doubt be met with extreme pride once they reach the top!

How you can help?

Give your support by either:

Donating (select Craig Leverett)                              

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Or perhaps you could send this article to someone who might be interested in the foundation or sponsoring a child’s education.

Craig would also welcome any sponsorship or donation of the equipment he and the team needs. Companies can brand equipment with their logo in exchange for a donation. For more information you can contact Craig directly on + 44 (0) 7711 597276.

You can also follow Craig’s story via his blog, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn accounts.

Many thanks in advance for any words of encouragement and/or your contributions.