Jack W, Form 6, has raised an amazing £6,187.50 for the Cleft charity, after climbing Mount Kilamanjaro during half-term.  He set himself the six day challenge, which he did with his father and his aunt, aiming to raise as much as possible for a charity that helped Jack who was born with a cleft.

Jack says ‘I was lucky that I had the best treatment possible, but others around the world (particularly in less developed countries) have not got this option – and that’s where CLEFT come in and why I wanted to raise money and make a difference for them’.

Despite being tempered by some bad weather and altitude sickness on the way, Jack didn’t give up at any point and got to the summit.  He and his team team raised a total of £38,000 for Cleft, although Jack’s total donation was the highest in his group.  

Jack’s mother, Becky, says ‘The money raised will absolutely change and continue to change the lives of so many who are suffering with the effects of Clefts and many families who are not able to access the right medical help or support. Thank you so much to everyone for helping Jack to achieve this!’