Local mental health worker climbs Kilimanjaro for charity

Charlie Wright

A local worker for mental health charity Certitude will be undertaking a sponsored climb up Kilimanjaro in September.

Brixton resident Charlie Wright will be heading 6000 meters up the Tanzanian mountain in an attempt to raise £1000 for Certitude’s Connect and Do space on Railton Road. His journey begins on 2 September, and will take him about 8 days to complete.

Charlie, who himself spent many years struggling with his mental health before becoming a community peer supporter, at Connect and Do, says: “Connect & Do is an amazing place where no one judges you; it’s like a family. You can just come and be yourself and there’s no stigma about mental health or disability.”

This isn’t the first time Charlie has undertaken a challenge such as this having previously trekked the Camino Trail in northern Spain. “Achieving these kinds of challenges are good for self esteem,” he says. “This time when I walk Kilimanjaro I will have the extra boost of knowing that I will also be raising money for an excellent local cause.”

So far, Charlie has amassed just under half of his target amount. If you would like to donate, you can do so here