To aid the families of troops killed in combat, a group of Army women will climb Africa’s highest peak.
To raise money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, ten ladies from around the UK have joined forces to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
The organization helps the offspring of men and women who were murdered while serving in the military. It organizes tours and activities to help families cope with the reality of losing a loved one.
Through a series of fundraising activities in the UK, the ten Army Wives have already raised more than £20,000.
Catherine Green, a team member, stated: “As military families, we understand the importance of Scotty’s Little Soldiers, and it is a wonderful charity that helps many individuals cope with their new circumstances.
“We hope that the donations will make a significant impact in their lives, allowing them to assist even more individuals in need.”
The crew has been helped by law firm Irwin Mitchell, which has donated boots and other climbing equipment.
Irwin Mitchell’s Armed Forces team leader, Geraldine McCool, said: “Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a wonderful organisation that assists families whose loved ones have been lost in the line of duty.
“The army wives are an incredible group of ladies who are dedicated to raising awareness and essential funding for charity and have already accomplished so much.”
“They’re all ecstatic, and we’re ecstatic to be able to provide them with finances and equipment to complete their ascent.”