WarmCore Director to Take on Challenge of a Lifetime

This September, Global Director of WarmCore, Andrew Charlesworth, will be taking on a momentous challenge as he sets about scaling the highest freestanding mountain in the world – Mount Kilimanjaro.

Dad of three, Andrew 43, will start his ascent up the mountain on 10th September 2024 to raise money for two charities; Kelly’s Heroes, a mental health support charity and Harry’s Pals, a charity that provides emotional support to parents of severely ill or disabled children.

Having found out about the incredible work that organisers Kelly’s Heroes do, Andrew was keen to get involved, however he did have one ask, that he could also fundraise for another charity too, Harry’s Pals. A charity named after his little boy Harry (8) who is severely disabled.

Harry’s Pals, set up by Hayley, Andrew’s wife, provides free counselling and therapy sessions as well as short breaks to help families across the country who are struggling as they grapple with the emotional, practical, and physical implications of their child’s diagnosis.

Andrew is braving this challenge, despite not being his fittest, with underlying concerns about altitude sickness and a fear of heights. Yet there’s the motivation to know the difference that both charities make and the important work that they are doing to help people to feel less isolated and more able to get the help that they need to make for a more tenable and happier future.

Hayley Charlesworth founder of Harry’s Pals said: ‘I am so incredibly proud of Andy, in attempting to climb 6,000 meters and that is no mean feat. I am sure that when the going gets tough he will be motivated by the funding he’s received and the difference that this will make to Harry’s Pals and Kelly’s Heroes. Good luck, we’re all rooting for you!’

Please if you can donate to support Andrew go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrew-charlesworth-page or scan the QR code. Whatever you can afford will make a big difference to Kelly’s Heroes and Harry’s Pals. To find out more about Harry’s Pals please go to www.harryspals.org. To find out more about Kelly’s Heroes go to www.kellys-heroes.co.uk.