Lorraine has returned from climbing Kilimanjaro and we’ll start with the bottom line, she made it to the top (hurrah!!).
After flicking through the photos from summit day we spotted something familiar, “No way!”, but it was! Lorraine’s old, faithful Derek Lewis flask where she kept her chocolate had made the gruelling journey.
So….How does a Derek Lewis flask end up on Mt.Kilimanjaro?
Lorraine Carey’s village in North Lincolnshire was hit badly by floods caused by November 2013’s sea surge. During these floods Lorraine had witnessed 3 horses enclosed in a flooded field and close to collapse, 3 RSPCA inspectors had arrived on the scene and cleared them to safety, it was at this moment that the wheel started to spin.
So what happens next? Does Lorraine carry on with her everyday life?
Not on your nelly, this is an extremely determined individual who, having had 2 spinal surgeries and an incredible fondness for animals, decided to enter for the March 2015 Mt.Kilimanjaro climb. After gathering great support this soon evolved into various events throughout 2014 from sky dives to the Tough Mudder.
All in all Lorraine has raised over £7000 which will go to supporting the RSPCA to help stop animal cruelty and neglect but also to support their campaigns surrounding activities such as testing on animals for cosmetics.
You can read about it here https://www.justgiving.com/Lorraine-Carey2