Pan-European C&W Team To Climb Kilimanjaro For It’s ‘Schools Around The World’ Charity
16 Jul, 2010, Paris
In August this year, a team of 15 staff representing a total of 12 of the European countries where Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) operates, will set out on a gruelling trek to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, in support of the firm’s registered charity, Schools Around The World (SATW).
The aim of SATW is to partner with schools where C&W is present to help broaden the horizons of young people whose opportunities are limited by their domestic, social and financial circumstances. Since the charity was founded in 2005, a total of 12 schools or organisations across Europe have been adopted by SATW and a variety of successful programmes put in place to assist in providing a formal education, opportunities for work and cultural experiences to enhance individuals’ overall development and learning.
The SATW Kilimanjaro trek is an opportunity for the individual participants to raise awareness and funds for SATW and to further develop relationships with their adopted schools and to progress SATW initiatives within each of their own countries. Harry Farthing, Managing Partner of Cushman & Wakefield’s Italian operations and an experienced climber, who is leading the SATW Kilimanjaro climb said: “As we emerge from a financial crisis that has effected the entire world, we remain more committed than ever to taking SATW forward across our EMEA region. What is really exciting about this climb is that we have a truly pan-European Cushman team and whilst we range from experienced climbers, trekkers to complete novices, we all share a common aim which is to achieve this challenge and by doing so, champion SATW and make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people in all of our countries of activity.”
In France, the SATW team is represented by Bruno Ancelin, Head of the Retail Investments, with at his sides, Arnaud Violette, Key Accounts Manager, and Nicholas Jordan, Responsible of the Industrial Investment.
The SATW Kilimanjaro trek is expected to take approximately 10 days in early August and will take what is known as the ‘Lemosho Glades Route’ which gives a good progressive acclimatisation to the summit height of 5,895 m / 19,340 ft. The trek will be also be led by British climber, Rhys Jones who reached the summit of Mount Everest on his 20th Birthday and claimed a World record as the youngest ‘Seven Summiteer’ (ie summiting the seven highest continental peaks). Rhys climbed with Harry Farthing on his Everest climb in 2006 which he undertook to launch SATW at an international level.
As a non-profit organisation, SATW, a registered charity, relies entirely on donations. To sponsor the SATW Kilimanjaro climb or just to donate money to SATW the please visit the dedictade website www.satwdonate.com.
SATW - Background:
SATW was founded by C&W’s late senior partner, John Travers, following his charitable work with the Lilian Baylis Technology School (LBTS) in Lambeth, one of London’s most deprived districts. LBTS became the first school to be adopted under SATW and receives its continued support today. Since 2005, new relationships have been formed with 12 organisations and schools in Poland, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, Romania, Belgium, Germany, Holland and Czech Republic. In addition to working with its adopted schools, SATW has undertaken a number of one-off projects including the design and construction of a music therapy room at the Cottolengo orphanage in Italy for seriously handicapped children and the construction of a secondary boarding school in the Bagamoya district of Tanzania where school provision is severely limited. For more information about SATW please visit www.satwdonate.com
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