Tannum teacher to conque Kilimanjaro summit for charity
TANNUM High School teacher Cathy Hogan will conquer the world's highest free-standing mountain this month.
To support her chosen charity Mission in Action, Ms Hogan is aiming to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and raise money for an orphanage in Kenya in the process.
"I will meet up with the children I helped nurse as babies," she said.
"I'm so excited to see them again and raise much-needed funds to help them, the orphanage runs completely on donations and 100% of the funds go directly to them.
"It costs around $20,000 a month to run the orphanage, so if people want to help by donating it would be fantastic."
Mission in Action, founded by the Budulica family from Australia, has worked since 2004 to eradicate poverty hunger and disease in Kenya.
At an elevation of 5895m, Mount Kilimanjaro will be an impressive accomplishment for Ms Hogan, and will teach lessons of hardship and endurance to her students for years to come.