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Fundraiser of the week - Sal

October 18, 2019

Our Fundraiser of the week Sal who is currently climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - Africa's highest freestanding dormant volcano. She is completing this over the course of eight days, concluding this weekend. As part of this Sal has done a great amount of work to raise awareness for the condition, featuring in the press and radio.

When speaking about her reasons for raising awareness and fundraising for our charity, Sal tells us that:

“Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro has always been the pinnacle physical challenge I've always wanted to attempt and I'm fully aware of how privileged I am to have the health and opportunity to experience it.

At 19, my twin sister Helen was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or M.E and eventually at age 25, manifested into the stage where she could no longer live a normal functioning life. Before she was diagnosed, she led an active and interested life alongside myself, which she no longer can do, and Action For M.E. is the charity who help her and thousands of others, whose lives have been robbed by this energy zapping illness. I wanted to also raise awareness of M.E and the large scale of those affected like my sister, who have had to endure years of humiliating treatment, shame and neglect from ignorant views of society, the medical profession and popular culture from a presently incurable illness.”

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Sal, who has spent the last seven months training for this challenge. If you would like to find out more about Sal you can visit her fundraising page.