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U15 Manager to climb Kilimanjaro

On the 13th of August 2014, as the football season is underway, our New Under 15 Manager Andrew Kouroushi embarks on the biggest challenge of his life. He and his wife Tina will be heading to Tanzania to climb the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres (19,341 feet) above sea level, to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care. They are climbing Kilimanjaro in memory of his sister Joanna who passed away from Breast Cancer 5 years ago, and they have a target of raising £10,000. The trek/climb will take 9 days in total - 7 days going up and 2 coming down. Andrew said "In January I had a mid-life crisis moment, I wanted to do something that was a once in a lifetime achievement and raise money for Charity. I hate running distances, so Marathons were out of the equation. I'm not going to jump out of a plane, so sky diving was out too, what could I do? 'Climb a mountain' I said to myself. It's the most challenging thing we have ever done. The training has been hard, the trek will be hard, but the excitement of going and the adrenalin rush are going to spur us on in those moments when we feel tired and pain from the walking. The biggest spur will be the money we are raising for the Charity, and the thought of my sister will also be willing us on." If you would like to donate to Andrew and Tina's chosen Charity they have a Just Giving page and every penny raised goes directly to Breast Cancer Care.

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