Conquering Kili with 65 Degrees North

18th January 2016

Swansea City is once again honoured to help officially launch the latest 65 Degrees North challenge at tonight's game against Watford.
Last year the charity team set a new world record when Peter Bowker made the first unsupported crossing of the Greenland ice cap by an amputee.
This time the 65DN team will be joined by five injured Royal Marines and five female police officers from South Wales to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's highest freestanding mountain standing at 5,985m.
The Conquering Kili challenge, which will take place next month, will raise funds for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and promote disability awareness and recognise the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
PTSD can affect anyone who is exposed to an extraordinary life-threatening situation which is perceived with intense fear, horror and helplessness. It is a normal reaction to extreme trauma and it is vital to de-stigmatise the condition in order for sufferers to seek early diagnosis and treatment.
Changing the perception of physical and mental disability through the spirit of adventure, 65DN hope to inspire and motivate others to overcome, achieve and succeed.
To help launch the event, The Royal Marines Commandos Display Team will be abseiling from the top of the North Stand before kick-off with the matchball.
Royal Marines MC Daniel Claricoates will also lead out today's teams and there will be a bucket collection before kick-off by members of the 65DN team and the Royal Marines Association Swansea.

You can donate towards the Royal Marines Charity and back the 65 Degrees North challenge by texting KILI16 (£amount) to 70070. (You will be charged the amount donated plus your standard network rate. The service will also make a one-off donation).
Donations can also be made by visiting 65DN's JustGiving page

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