Climb for Charity is a charity project, where dedicated and engaged people together climb a mountain and fundraise for the Danish Child accident prevention foundation.
Climb for Charity was started in 2015 by Henrik Uth and Jesper Kramer, who wanted to create awareness around the foundation and its work on preventing accidents and increasing child safety in Denmark. The founders were determined that it should be physically challenges which should put focus on the importance of childrens’ safety.
The Idea grew quickly into what today is known as Climb For Charity, where celebrities, CEO’s and other business people actively participate in fundraising, supported by companies in Denmark and abroad.
Accidents is one of the largest health challenges facing children. Not only are accidents the most common cause of death for children between 1-19 years, but is also cause for thousands of emergency room visits.
All participants are carefully selected and put into teams of 4-8 persons, of which one is designated team captain. Each participant is expected to fundraise and help create more awareness of the foundation. Each participant is responsible for his or her own training, supported by the teams.
Everyone can support the cause by donating in various ways, Companies can donate and become anything from bronze, silver, and up to platinum sponsor, whereby exposure on clothing etc. is offered. Each participant can have their own altitude sponsors – where people donate x cents for every meter the participant climb and finally the traditional donations.
The Climb For Charity tours are also depending on partners, and for the Kilimanjaro climb this January, we had among others Salomon, Iridium, Fjællræven, Kopenhagen Fur, and Les Deux with us as partners, providing equipment for the tour.