Emma will climb Kilimanjaro in memory of her mum Sue

Emma Day, 29, from Titchfield Common.
Emma Day, 29, from Titchfield Common.
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Determined Emma Day will be taking on a mountain climb to raise money in memory of her mum.

The 29-year-old is this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner because she will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Cancer Research UK.

Emma, from Titchfield Common, is hoping to raise £3,000 after she lost her mum Sue to cancer in 2010.

She will be climbing the African mountain on July 9 having signed up with Action Challenge.

She says: ‘I am nervous but also very excited. I have never completed any sort of challenge on this scale before so it will definitely be an experience to remember.

‘I really wanted to raise money for Cancer Research UK because I lost my mum to secondary cancer.

‘The work they do is amazing.’

To help prepare herself for the climb, Emma will be doing the Yorkshire Peak Challenge next month which will see her climb the three tallest mountains in the region in 12 hours.

She has also been going to the gym to practise being on her feet for hours at a time.

Emma adds: ‘I thought climbing the three Yorkshire mountains would be a good idea just to give me some idea.

‘Last year, I completed the Snowdon night climb which will help with Kilimanjaro because you actually do the last bit of the climb at night so you reach the top at sunrise.

‘I have also been practising being on my feet for a long time because we will be climbing for up to eight hours a day.’

To make a donation to Emma visit her Just Giving page at justgiving.com/Emma-Day2015.