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Chiropractor scaling the heights for charity
7:20am Sunday 1st September 2013 in Local
AN adventurous chiropractor from Kidderminster is set to put her back into it as she takes on Africa’s highest mountain.
Delia Oliver will fly to Tanzania on September 14 for a 10-day charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The 33-year-old, who works in Droitwich Spa, is raising funds for the Emily Jordan Foundation, set up in memory of the 21-year-old Trimpley woman who died while river boarding in New Zealand in 2008.
The charity aims to help people with moderate learning and physical difficulties to lead fulfilling lives by offering them training and employment. It runs a horticultural project, as well as Spokes – a scheme to refurbish unwanted bikes to sell to the public.
Mrs Oliver, who wants to raise £1,500, chose to support the foundation because she has friends with children who have moderate learning difficulties.
“I firmly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to train and work.Everyone has a right to have a place in society and lead fulfilling lives,” she said.
Mount Kilimanjaro’s snow capped peak is almost 6,000 metres high. It is the highest freestanding mountain in the world.
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