PLUCKY Angela Ord is still carrying on training to scale Africa’s tallest mountain — despite breaking her foot.
She is so determined to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro and raise money for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust that she is still exercising ready for her adventure in September.
Angela (45), of Maryhill Close in Treeton, has already achieved more than her original sponsorship target of £3,700 — she has hit just under £8,000 — but wants to raise as much money for the cause as possible.
Paramedic Angela’s father died after suffering a bleed on the brain when she was eight, and she herself suffered a bleed when she was 33 although tests showed it was coincidental rather than hereditary.
The Trust will spend the cash raised by Angela’s efforts helping people in Yorkshire.
The mum of one’s training has included trekking on Mount Snowdon in Wales.
She said: “I had a setback and broke my foot training but I’m on the mend and certainly ain’t giving up.
“I have still continued to train with my cast on and have got slowly back at it.
“My determination has grown stronger because of all the people who have put their faith in me.
“My family, partner, and friends have given me so much support and help, my gym and trainers have put so much time into helping me and adapting training so I didn’t have to quit — the thought of giving up has never crossed my mind.
“I’ve had also had so many donations from generous members of the public.
“That mountain isn’t going to know what’s hit it. I will smash it.”
Angela will be flying out to Tanzania on September 16.
Mount Kilimanjaro has three volcanic cones and rises 4,900 metres (16,000 feet) from its base to 5,895 metres (19,341 feet) above sea level.
To donate to Angela, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/angelaord-kilimanjaro or text ANGO71 £10 (or the amount of donation you wish to give) to 70070.