Emma is hoping to boost funds for mountain climb

Emma Day
Emma Day
  • Emma Day is preparing for her climb up Mount Kilimanjaro next month
  • She has been boosting her fundraising targets by holding different charity events
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With just weeks to go until she takes on her biggest challenge yet, Emma Day is still focused on reaching her fundraising target.

The 29-year-old, who is donating all proceeds to Cancer Research UK, has organised a few more events in the hope that more money can be raised.

I’m as fit and as ready as I’m ever going to be, its all about my mental attitude now

Emma Day

She is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro next month in memory of her mum, who died from cancer in 2010.

Emma, from Titchfield Common, says: ‘On July 3 I’m having a large chunk chopped out of my hair and donated to the Little Princess Trust who make wigs for children with cancer.

‘I’ve also organised a charity evening on July 4 at Angels Health and Beauty Wellbeing Spa in Park Gate. They’re going to be offering treatments at a reduced price to the people coming.’

Emma is climbing the mountain on July 9 and to prepare she has been in training.

She adds: ‘I was scheduled to do the Yorkshire Peak Challenge in May, which involves climbing the three tallest mountains in the region in 12 hours, but it didn’t go to plan due to severe weather.’

Emma described how it was a scramble to reach the top of the first mountain and deemed too dangerous because of the torrential rain and wind to continue.

‘I was able to get some tips from people who have climbed Kilimanjaro, like how to deal with the altitude, and it definitely helped in terms of my training so it wasn’t a waste,’ she says.

‘I’m as fit and as ready as I’m ever going to be, its all about my mental attitude now, believing I can do it and just going for it.’

So far, around £1,400 has been raised. To donate visit justgiving.com/Emma-Day2015.