Giacom Sponsor Local Charity PAUL for Brain Recovery’s Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro Summit

In training at the top of Scafell Pike

Ain’t no mountain high enough…

Giacom are proud to help a local Hull charity on their journey to tackle Africa’s highest mountain. PAUL for Brain Recovery is a charity that’s helped many people in and around the East Yorkshire area after opening their first community support centre at Wilberforce Health Centre in April 2016. So, when the charity’s founder Paul Spence revealed that they were tackling Mount Kilimanjaro alongside the LNADJ (Last Night a DJ Saved My Life) foundation, we wanted to help.

Between 13th and 23rd June, Paul and Riccardo will be gearing up to take on the exciting (but nerve-wracking) African challenge. Over the last few months, they’ve been training hard with boot camps at Scafell Pike and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in preparation for the big climb.

The Journey

15th June – Start of the Climb – Simba Camp (2625m)
16th June – Forest Ascent – Second Cave Camp (3480m)
17th June – 3630m stop at Kikelelwa Cave Camp
18th June – 4310m stop at Mawenzi Tarn Camp
19th June – 4700m Desert Crossing – Kibo Camp
20th June – The Summit at Uhuru Peak 5895m – descend to Horombo Camp (3720m)
21st June – Forest Descent – Mountain Inn, Moshi

Helping support people with brain injuries

All money raised from the climb will help towards funding a package of specialist, professional support services to individuals with brain injuries. Services include aqua physiotherapy, anger management, sports therapy, neuro rehabilitation and speech therapy, amongst others. The charity also helps individuals connect with their community with various social activities and offers support by hosting group sessions for family and friends affected, too.

The support that PAUL for Brain Recovery gives to people in the East Yorkshire area is astronomical. After Paul Spence was left brain-injured in 2012, he realised there was very little support for people like him in the area. He founded the charity to assist those who are affected by giving Positivity, Awareness, Understanding and Love; the four principles of PAUL.

Money raised from their joint endeavour with the LNADJ foundation will be split between the charities; with two-thirds going to PAUL and one-third to LNADJ, helping to build a 20-bedroom facility in Tanzania to house over 25 special needs children and their single parent mothers. If you’d like to help them with their journey to Mount Kilimanjaro, you can donate to the cause here.

We wish Paul, Riccardo and everyone participating with the LNADJ foundation the best of luck on the climb! There clearly is no mountain high enough for them.

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