Thursday 29th September 2016

Jane Sutton, the mother of inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton MBE, and one of our official Ambassadors, will set off to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro on Monday 3 October.

Support Jane on Virgin Money Giving
or Text STEPHEN to 70500 to donate £5*

During her 9-day trip to Tanzania Jane will hike for approximately 5 to 6 hours each day and is due to reach the summit, Uhuru Peak, at sunrise local time on Sunday 9 October.

Jane said:

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was certainly not on my 'bucket list'. I'm under no illusions this will be the toughest physical and mental challenge of my life. Stephen is my daily inspiration and since he passed away in May 2014, I try to follow his outlook on life and make the most of the 86,400 seconds we have available each day.

"I'm humbled by the number of people who have wished me 'good luck' via Stephen's Story Facebook page and those who have continued to support my fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust, the charity Stephen was so passionate about. I now have to fulfil my end of the bargain and reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro."

Kate Collins, our Director of Fundraising & Marketing, said: "Jane has thrown her energies into making sure Stephen's remarkable legacy lives on and helping Teenage Cancer Trust do all we can to make sure young people don’t face cancer alone.

You rarely meet someone who is so full of grit, sheer determination and incredible positivity and, with her impending epic climb of one of the world’s highest peaks, Jane continues to inspire us all. We will be cheering her on every step of the way.

Support Jane on Virgin Money Giving 
or Text STEPHEN to 70500 to donate £5*

Anyone who donates via text for the duration of Jane's nine-day trek, will be sent a link to download a free copy of the Pandemonium Drummers single 'Champion' which was released in July to coincide with the Rio Olympics and dedicated to Stephen. Stephen was made an Honorary Pandemonium Drummer in May 2013 after the group helped fulfil one of his bucket list items - to drum in front of a huge crowd - 95,000 spectators at the UEFA Champions League Final.

*Teenage Cancer Trust will receive 100% of your donation. Read the full terms and conditions.