The Responsible Gambling Trust confirmed that ICE Totally Gaming’s Rebecca Harris will be taking part in the charity’s first-ever overseas fundraising challenge to Kilimanjaro in October 2013. Consisting of three stratovolcanoes – Shira, Mawenzi, and Kibo – Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes to ever break through the earth’s crust and is one of the seven summits of the world.
During the seven-day expedition, Rebecca – along with 27 other intrepid adventurers – will trek through four climatic zones. First they will take on the lush, green, humid rainforest before entering into the low alpine region with its heath and moorland and fresher climate. They will then encounter the brown, dusty, dry alpine desert that offers little shelter from the elements and where night temperatures plummet to freezing. And then, on days five and six, they will be faced with their greatest challenge: in a 30 hour period they will have to trek for up to 22 hours with 1,615m of ascent and 2,200m of descent as well as enduring the effects of the arctic zone, where oxygen levels are nearly half of that at sea level. If they are successful, they will have reached Uhuru Peak (5,895m), the roof of Africa.
The Responsible Gambling Trust aims to raise over £50,000 from its Kilimanjaro Challenge to help minimise gambling-related harm in Britain.
Rebecca Harris, Marketing Executive at Clarion Events, explained: “Clarion Events has supported the Responsible Gambling Trust for a number of years so when an opportunity presented itself to take part in this exciting challenge it was too good to refuse. I’m extremely thankful for Clarion Events for giving me the chance to join this expedition and for helping with my fundraising efforts.
“Since working for Clarion Events, I have learnt about the good work that the Responsible Gambling Trust does and now know what a worthy cause it is. If I reach my fundraising target and the summit of Kilimanjaro it will be a great personal achievement.”
Anyone wishing to sponsor Rebecca Harris can do so online at mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rebeccaclimbskili
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To arrange an interview with Rebecca Harris please phone 020 7384 8104 or email [email protected]
The Responsible Gambling Trust is the leading charity in the UK committed to minimising gambling-related harm. As an independent national charity funded by donations from the gambling industry, the Responsible Gambling Trust funds education, prevention and treatment services and commissions research to broaden public understanding of gambling-related harm. The aim is to stop people getting into problems with their gambling, and ensure that those that do develop problems receive fast and effective treatment and support (www.responsiblegamblingtrust.org.uk).
ICE Totally Gaming is the world’s biggest b2b gaming event and brings together leading innovators from the online and offline gaming sectors. The 2013 edition of ICE comprised 481 exhibiting companies drawn from 52 sovereign states. The BPA audited attendance confirmed a total of 22,247 unique attendees, a 4.3% increase on 2012, 8.6% increase on 2011 and 24.1% uplift on the figures for 2010. The number of visitor days rose from 1.51 (2012) to 1.81 (2013) taking the total number of visitor days spent at ICE 2013 to 40,267. On the middle day of ICE 2013, over 16,000 people from over 100 countries were on the show floor. For more information on ICE Totally Gaming 2014, visit www.icetotallygaming.com