Jonathan Ingram who is taking part in
the Kilimanjaro 2006 expedition.
A LISBURN teenager is heading to Mount
Kilimanjaro on a Team Challenge expedition.
Jonathan Ingram, 17, is one of 26 pupils from
the Royal Belfast Academical Institute involved in the
expedition, which takes place in July.
As part of his challenge Jonathan has to
raise £3000 and so far his fundraising has included a sponsored
abseil off the BT Tower - a major feat considering he has a fear
The adventurous student has written letters
to local businesses looking for support and is determined to
reach his target.
He said: "I am really looking forward to
going to Tanzania where I will be working on projects which will
benefit the local community."
Jonathan who hopes to achieve his Queen's
Scout award this year is currently in training for the exciting
challenge and is teaching himself the native language Swahili.
He has also been informed that the expedition will contribute to
his Duke of Edinburgh Gold award.
Anyone who would like to offer Jonathan
sponsorship should contact Jenny Monroe at the Ulster Star, 12A
Bow Street, Lisburn on 9267 9111.