Tibra staff climb ‘Austimanjaro’ to raise money for Tanzanian children
More than 40 Tibra staff have led the charge in an initiative that has raised over $100,000 to provide empowerment and life-saving support for women and children in Tanzania.
Teams of our employees, and their families and friends have risen to the challenge of climbing Sublime Point, a 300-metre peak near our beach-side office in Austinmer. Individually, and in groups, they scaled the hill 20 times during the week, equivalent to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, which stands at nearly 6,000m high and lies in the north of Tanzania.
The fund-raising effort – dubbed ‘Austimanjaro’ – was spearheaded by Tibra’s COO, Andrew Wade, and inspired by his passion for mountaineering and Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Tibra Capital Foundation has donated $50,000 to the project, which will support Tanzanian charity Forever Projects. Additionally, the Foundation is matching all money raised by employees, and putting extra donations on the line as an incentive for staff achieving the full 20 laps. Forever Projects gives life-saving support to infants, including malnourished babies, and helps lift families out of poverty by training and supporting women to start micro-businesses.
Local businesses have shown their support for the event by providing perks in an
’Austimanjaro Passport’ which has been given to each climber. This year’s Austinmanjaro challenge is the second time it has been organised – with the inaugural event last year raising over $27,000 for Forever Projects.
“Forever Projects changes lives. I’ve seen it first-hand and it turns out that climbing
my favourite local mountain is a great way to create a connection. Last year so many generous people got involved, so I’m doing it all again….how could I not?”
Andrew Wade, COO
Forever Projects is one of a range of charities supported by the Tibra Capital Foundation. To find out more about our work, go to our Foundation page. https://www.tibra.com/foundation/