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Nationwide’s managers set to climb Kilimanjaro

Senior Branch Manager Stephanie Pritchard and Assistant Branch Manager Amber Nutt from Nationwide Bath will climb the ‘tallest free-standing mountain in the world’ to raise vital funds for Julian House and its clients this September.

In February 2020, friends and colleagues Amber Nutt and Steph Pritchard will be joining 10 other people taking on the challenge of a lifetime, climbing Kilimanjaro to support local charity Julian House.

The challenge, taking place in February 2020 will see the pair trek 40 miles across some of the most spectacular and varied landscapes on earth. From Kilimanjaro’s rich montane forests filled with amazing flora and fauna, across its other-worldly high-altitude desert, past Kilimanjaro’s cathedral high glaciers, before reaching the crater’s rocky rim and summiting the iconic Uhuru Peak, 5896 metres high.

By taking on the challenge, the brave pair seek to raise thousands of pounds for the charity who supports social excluded people in Bath and across the South West. Everything the ladies raise will be going to support the charity’s vulnerable and marginalised clients, helping them build independent, sustainable and more fulfilled lives.

Of the challenge, Amber Nutt said: “We’re understandably nervous, as we’ve never taken on such a physical challenge before. But we both see it as a pinnacle in our personal achievements – something we can be proud of, to say that we’ve taken on such a big endeavour for such a good cause.

Plus, Steph is going to be reaching a milestone in her life (30th birthday) this year and she wanted a memorable way to commemorate the occasion. What a great way to embrace it for everything that it’s worth while raising vital funds and awareness for Julian House.”

Senior Community and Events Fundraiser, Jessica Gay, added: We’re delighted that Steph and Amber will be joining us on the Kilimanjaro Challenge this year. The Nationwide Bath team are such fantastic supporters of ours, helping us in all aspects of fundraising and raising awareness about the importance of our services including during its very recent 1-year anniversary celebrations. So, it’s great we’re going to continue and celebrate this partnership up one of the greatest mountains on Earth.

For those keen to learn more and sign up to the challenge, there are still a few places available. Click here for more info.