A charity worker will scale one of the world’s highest mountains for her workplace Save the Family.

Clare Thomas from Davenham near Northwich , has always been a keen walker and over the years has taken part in many activities such as the Three Peaks Challenge, Coast to Coast and a cycling expedition from North Wales to South Wales.

And she recently got in some training by climbing Ben Nevis, Snowdon, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike in preparation for her trip to Africa in September.

Clare will be raising as much money as she can for her workplace of Chester-based Save The Family, who help families in crisis, and said she is ‘really excited and a bit apprehensive’ about the challenge.

“It will be a real mix of emotions. Attempting to reach the peak of beautiful Kilimanjaro has been my ambition since flying past the mountain more than 10 years ago and staring at it in awe.

“The African people, especially the tribes local to the mountain, are amazing. They prioritise family life and deal with difficulties in practical and positive ways.”

She explained: “Everyday I see vulnerable families in the UK, coping and trying to manage their issues positively but too often are hampered in progressing as quickly or effectively as they could, so I would like to raise vital funds to assist troubled families with practical support. “Things like providing items to build a home -such as bedding, kitchen utensils, and clothing or educational tools for children as they continue to develop and grow despite being homeless.”

“I really need help to keep supporting troubled and homeless families,” she added.

To sponsor Clare visit https://www.justgiving.com/clare-thomas17