I am VERY pleased to announce that Mount Kilimanjaro is done and dusted! How amazing the experience was! It is very difficult to summarize this incredible journey, so instead I have decided to include the daily blog updates in the newsletter, along with some photographs. I do hope you enjoy reading all about our adventure!

I would like to take this opportunity to say a BIG thank you on behalf of the CMN team for supporting us in our challenge! As a team, we have raised over £80,000 for the Caring Matters Now Support Group. The funds will enable the support group to continue financially supporting the CMN research at Great Ormond Street Hospital, raising awareness of the condition within the medical field and providing the much needed support to those affected by CMN.

I would also like to take this opportunity on behalf of the CMN trustees, Dr Kinsler and the CMN members to thank the 18 CMN trekkers for their total support and dedication in raising over £70,000. Your determination, grit, strength and motivation is a real inspiration to us all. It was an absolute honour to be able to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with you all.

Finally, thank you to Mark Kalch and Dr Jim Blackburn for leading us up Mount Kilimanjaro. Your professionalism and friendship enabled us to reach our full potential!

Sow a thought, reap an action. Sow an action, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap character. Sow a character, reap a destiny.

Jodi Unsworth

Read all about our Charity Challenge to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro!