Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free-standing mountain and the highest in Africa,

was the target Justyn Lambert set himself to raise funds for Rainbow House with over £4,000

raised so far and some contributions still coming in.

Justyn, a Director of Magnus Technical Engineering in Appley Bridge, West Lancashire decided to

support the charity after seeing the benefits it brings, not just to the children attending conductive

education, but to all the family.

Justyn said “I decided to raise money for Rainbow House as it is a fantastic charity that makes a

huge difference to children’s lives. They provide rehabilitation, education and fun for children with

neurological conditions and brain injuries through a teaching system known as Conductive

Education with the aim of improving their physical, social and emotional well-being helping them

reach their full potential.”

He continued, “We opted for the Lesmosho route which consists of a 7 day trek through 4 climatic

zones; rainforest, moorland, alpine desert and the summit zone where arctic conditions prevail and

oxygen levels are nearly half that of sea level. It is a bit like walking from the equator to the North

Pole in a week! Without doubt, summit day was the hardest and most emotional day. The day

started at 11pm to ensure that we arrived at the summit for dawn. The hardest elements were the

hours of trekking in darkness and bitter cold along with the associated headaches and sickness than

comes from extreme altitude, but the exhilaration of achieving the summit and standing on the roof

of Africa more than made up for it. Then you realise that you have to walk back down again! A

phenomenal experience that has whetted my appetite for more…”

Ben Blackman, CEO Rainbow House, said, “Justyn took on an amazing challenge and we are all very

grateful, not just for the fantastic amount he has raised, but for the time, effort and commitment

and all the preparation and training that he had to undertake for this challenge. We are continually

delighted by the generosity of people like Justyn and cannot thank him enough.”

If you would like to take on a once-in-a-lifetime challenge for Rainbow House, we can help you organise it,

call Emma Parish, Community Fundraiser on 01704 823276 or email

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