A WOMAN aiming to scale Africa’s tallest mountain will jet off on her mission this Saturday.
Angela (46), of Maryhill Close in Treeton, will tackle Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise money for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust despite recovering from a broken foot earlier this year.
The plucky paramedic’s father died after suffering a bleed on the brain when she was eight, and she also suffered a bleed when she was 33 although tests showed it was coincidental rather than hereditary.
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.
Angela said: “I am going to climb that mountain and do my very best to smash it.
“I would like to thank everyone — family, friends, strangers — for donating and making this journey, which has always been at the top of my bucket list, possible.”
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.