Student Daniel is to climb up Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

Daniel Lewis
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Adventurous Daniel Lewis is getting ready to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.

The 18-year-old University of Portsmouth student signed up to climb the mountain with 40 other young people and will embark on the challenge in the summer.

Daniel isn’t training for the event, but says the route they are doing is gradual.

It will take them four days to reach the top and three days to walk down.

But the music technology student isn’t worried.

‘I don’t think I’ll need to do much training because we are taking a gradual route,’ he says.

‘Our bodies will be given time to adjust to the atmosphere as we reach the top so it should be okay.

‘At the moment, I am just trying to raise money for the Meningitis Research Foundation.’

Daniel says he chose the charity because it isn’t that well-known but is a great cause. He adds: ‘All charities do good work but some of the bigger ones get more publicity than others.

‘So I decided to choose the Meningitis Research Foundation because I think it’s a great charity.’

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not the first fundraiser that Daniel has completed.

Last year, he took part in the Great South Run and is now planning to run his first half-marathon and marathon.

To make a donation to Daniel, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/lets-kili-meningitis