Borrisoleigh girl Cloda Scanlon is preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro next month to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.
The 20 year old UCC Arts student has been busy fundraising for the past six months to reach her €5,100 target for her chosen charity having organised a series of local walks, coffee mornings and sponsorship events to reach her tally.
“I'm almost reached my fundraising total and there's still two more weeks to go to raise the final amount. Everyone has been very good to me,” Cloda told the Tipperary Star.
“I've always wanted to do something like this and last year I received an email from the Irish Cancer Society looking for volunteers to take part so I signed up" she explained, adding that it will take six days to reach the summit with one day allocated to descent the mountain. Cloda, who also runs the popular fashion and lifestyle blog 'Orange Obviously' will depart for Tanzania on October 3 as part of a 20 man Irish group and says regular training sessions with her camogie club in Borrisoleigh has ensured she'll be well able for the trek.
“Once you have any good level of fitness that's all you need. I've spoken to people who did it before and they reassured me I'll be fine." To donate to Cloda's campaign visit give.everydayhero.com/ie/cloda-climbs-kilimanjaro-for-irish-cancer-society