A mountain to climb
Challenge in memory of her parents
A DAUGHTER set to climb the highest mountain in Africa in memory of her parents.
Annie Januszewski, who is marketing manager at GreenAcres Woodland Burial Park, Potkiln Lane, Jordans, is in serious training as on February 20 she will begin the 19,341ft ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
She is taking on the challenge, with Discover Adventure, in memory of her parents, Mark and
is FIRE crews are offering free first aid courses for bikers. The sessions, which include guidance on how to manage a crash scene, will be running at fire stations across Buckinghamshire throughout the year.
They usually take up to 12 people, start at 7.30pm and last about three hours. Buckinghamshire Michèle Januszewski.
Her mother died last January, while her father died the previous year.
The extreme trek will take her eight days to complete and will mean hiking uphill for on average, 10 hours a day.
She will not only have to cope with extreme physical fatigue and aching limbs, but also the very high likelihood of altitude sickness.
She said: “I realise that I have not given myself much time to prepare for this event but that just adds to the challenge – I have under two months to get myself as fit and strong as I possibly can.
“I’ll be walking to and from work on a daily basis and completing much longer, hillier treks at weekends. My poor dog, Zebedee, won’t know what’s hit him!”
The marketing manager is no stranger to a challenge, as she officially became the 50th woman ever to row an ocean a few years ago.
The fundraiser will benefit Iain Rennie Hospice, which looked after Annie’s parents.
She added: “The nurses at Iain Rennie were such an amazing support to both of my parents prior to their recent deaths.
“I cannot thank them enough and will always do whatever I can to help them continue their fabulous work.”
Sponsor Annie at www. justgiving.com/AnnieKilimanjaro or pop in to the burial park in Jordans to donate.