Climb Kilimanjaro for Charity: Find A Worthy Cause

Mark Whitman

Climbing Kilimanjaro for charity is a great way to fundraise for a worthy cause, whilst ticking off a major challenge on your bucket list.

As the Web's #1 information resource on climbing Kilimanjaro, I recently put together this page to help prospective climbers, like yourself, find the cause closest to your heart to support.

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International Development


Lifewater is a Christian charity that provides clean water to rural villages. They teach healthy habits, train local leaders and help transform the villages and combat the global water and sanitation crisis. They aim to provide clean water and healthy homes for every family. If you want to help raise funds for this incredible charity, then consider taking on their Kilimanjaro climb for clean water.

Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is an aid and humanitarian agency that has worked in over 50 countries in response to major emergencies and to establish development programs. The charity works with the world's poorest people and strives to change their lives. By taking part in their Kilimanjaro climb, you can help raise funds while enjoying an unforgettable experience.


WaterAid works in some of the toughest places around the world to provide people with clean water, toilets and good hygiene practices. These things are basic human rights that many people do not have access to, so WaterAid helps these people break out of poverty. Have a look at their climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity event if you want to help them out. 

Dig Deep

Dig Deep is a charity that works to provide access to clean water and sanitation for schools and communities in Kenya. They work together with the locals to install taps and toilets, maintain sanitation and provide hygiene training that can be then taught to the next generations. Dig Deep have a separate website devoted to fundraising challenges where you can find their Kilimanjaro climb. 

Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is a charity organization that implements lifesaving programs in food security, nutrition, water, hygiene and sanitation is nearly 50 different countries. They help to ensure that everyone has access to clean water, food and healthcare so that the lives of malnourished children can be saved. Check out their climb Mt Kilimanjaro for charity page to see how you can support this great cause. 


ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Their dedicated local staff are helping end violence against women and girls and changing lives, for good. They won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want. If you want to help this awesome charity, take a look at their fundraising events and Kilimanjaro trek.

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Child Support And Healthcare

Unicef UK

Unicef United Kingdom aims to make a difference for children all over the world. They provide 80% of the world's life-saving food to ensure that children can grow up healthy and happy. They also vaccinate, educate and protect more children than any other charity organization. By climbing Kilimanjaro with Unicef UK, you can help make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children all over the world.

CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent is the leading cancer charity for children and young adults in the UK. They charity provides support to young cancer patients and their families to help ease their day-to-day struggles. They also raise awareness of children's experiences with cancer. Have a look at their walking Kilimanjaro for charity page if you want to support this charity.  

Children in need

BBC Children in Need is the BBC UK's charity and strives to make a difference in the lives of children in the UK. They aim to ensure that all children are safe, happy and have the opportunities to reach their full potential. Check out their Kilimanjaro trek to see how you can support them. 

Make A Difference Now

Make A Difference Now strives to provide vulnerable children with quality educational opportunities. These children can then go on to become educated leaders within their communities so that they can contribute to positive change and development themselves. If you choose to climb Kilimanjaro with them, you will also learn about the local culture and children's school.

Chiltern Centre

The Chiltern Centre provides support and care to disabled children and young adults. They help these children to live their lives to the fullest by organizing youth groups, holiday clubs and teaching them how to cope with the daily challenges they face. If you want to support them, then check out their Kilimanjaro fundraiser. 

Children with Cancer UK

The Children With Cancer UK strives to improve the survival rates as well as the quality of survival for children with cancer. They also fund research to better understand childhood cancers and find more effective treatment methods.The charity hosts many fundraising events and treks so that you can get involved and help raise funds for children with cancer. 

Nasio Trust

The Nasio Trust was set up by Jonathan & Nancy Hunt to support the HIV Orphans of Kenya. HIV has devastated many families throughout Western Kenya leaving hundreds of children alone and destitute. It’s principle role is to provide love and care for these children. The Trust have a specific site dedicated to their climb Kilimanjaro fundraising challenge.


Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice provides care and support to families who have a child or young person who has a shortened life expectancy and is not expected to live into adulthood. We support the whole family, both at our site in North Anston, and in families’ own homes. A truly fantastic charity that does extraordinary work.

Build Africa

Build Africa believe in the power of education to help end poverty. They work in rural parts of Kenya and Uganda to give children the education they need to fight the inequalities that stand in their way. Build Africa know that education has the power to transform a child's life enabling a more prosperous and healthy future, and works with parents, teachers and entire communities to make sure nothing stands in their way. Please join #TeamBuildAfrica on the Kilimanjaro climb!


Bliss is the UK’s leading charity for babies born premature or sick. They are committed to ensuring that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life. They achieve this by offering support and information to families, influencing policy and practice, and enabling life-changing research. Take a look at their Kilimanjaro trek and support the 100,000 babies born needing specialist hospital care every year in the UK.

Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children is a charity that seeks to provide disabled children with the support they need to lead happy, independent lives. They give these children emotional and practical support so that they can reach their full potential. If you're interested in supporting the work this charity does, then be sure to check out their website and fundraising events. 


The Small Things is a fantastic Tanzanian charity that provides vulnerable and orphaned children the opportunity to grow up in a family. The charity strives supports children and families throughout Northern Tanzania, by helping them obtain good education, excellent nutrition, healthcare, and access to opportunities. If you're looking to support a local Tanzanian charity we highly recommend The Small Things.

Medical Research & Funding Initiatives

Michael J Fox Foundation

The Michael J. Fox Foundation strives to find a cure for Parkinson's disease through the funding of research into the disease as well as developing and modifying therapies to help people suffering from the disease. The charity has a different website that organizes fundraising Kilimanjaro climbs so be sure to check out their page. 

The Cure Parkinsons Trust

The Cure Parkinson's Trust is the leading charity to fund research in order to slow, stop and even reverse Parkinson's disease. The charity works hard to find disease-modifying treatments that challenge the view that there is no cure for Parkinson's. They organize a number of challenge events, including Kilimanjaro treks for charity, to help raise funds.

Prevent breast cancer

The Prevent Breast Cancer is the only UK breast cancer charity that is solely focused on funding research that will help prevent the disease in the future. They hope to eventually bring about a world where the breast cancer disease is preventable. They organize multiple Kilimanjaro climbs to help raise money for their ground-breaking research. 

British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation raises money to fund research in heart and circulatory diseases in order to find treatments and cures. Their goal is to eventually beat heartbreak forever. They have had a number of successful campaigns in the UK to help improve the nation's health. You can help this incredible charity to raise funds by joining them on their sponsored Kilimanjaro climb. 

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is a charity that funds research and raises awareness to help beat cancer. They work to ensure that they make the best of funds they raise and put them into world-class cancer research. Their vision is to one day bring about a world where all cancers are curable. You can help support this great charity, then consider joining their Kilimanjaro trek. 

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is a charity dedicated to finding the sources of mental health problems. They do research, organize fundraisers and works to improve services offered to people suffering from mental health problems. They strive for a world without mental health issues. The charity offers multiple Kilimanjaro treks so be sure to check out their page. 

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Bowel Cancer UK is the leading bowel cancer charity.

They’re determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.

They offer various dates for their Kilimanjaro trek challenge so you can join and donate to their cause.

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK does an incredible job investing in cutting-edge research to better understand prostate cancer so that they can detect and treat it better. Their simple mission is to stop men dying from prostate cancer within the next ten years. They host a number of awesome fundraising events, including a Kilimanjaro summit climb.


Leuka is a specialist leukaemia charity that focuses on funding life-saving research into the treatments and causes of the disease as well as other blood cancers. They work hard to find and modify different treatments and help patients to live more fulfilled lives. If you're interested in helping out this cause, then check out their Kilimanjaro trek and other events.  

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy UK is focused on finding a cure or new treatments for muscular dystrophy and other muscle-wasting conditions. They fund research into the conditions so that they can improve the lives of people affected by the disease. They organize a number of cool challenges on their website. 


Bloodwise is a blood cancer  research charity that funds ground-breaking research into all blood cancer types. They also provide advice and expert information to people affected by or worried about blood cancer. Check out their Kilimanjaro trek if you're interested in supporting them. 

Can Too

The Can Too Foundation is a charity solely focused on funding cancer research. They are committed to transforming lives by supporting research, care, prevention and control of cancer. Have a look at their website for more information about this great charity and their Kilimanjaro trek.

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Medical Care

Multiple Sclerosis Trust

The Multiple Sclerosis Trust is a charity that provides information and support to anyone affected by multiple sclerosis. They provide practical information about the disease so that they can help people make the right choices regarding their health. Check out their website if you would like to find out how you can help their cause. 

Climb for Cancer foundation

The Climb for Cancer Foundation aims to improve the well-being of both cancer patients and survivors by funding various enrichment programs in nature, sports, art and medicine. The small foundation has made an impact on many people fighting the devastating disease. Check out their Kilimanjaro climb if you're interested in raising funds for this charity. 


The Royal National Institute of Blind People, or RNIB, is one of the leading sight loss charities in the UK and offers support to partially sighted or blind people. They provide anything from practical and emotional support to specialized products. They've organised a few Kilimanjaro treks so check out their page. 

Clatterbridge Cancer Foundation

The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is dedicated to the patients at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre so that they receive the best care and treatment possible. The charity also funds ground-breaking research and therapies so that they can change cancer care for the better. They organize a variety of fundraising events so be sure to check out their page. 

Pancreatic Cancer UK

The Pancreatic Cancer UK charity aims to ensure that everyone affected by pancreatic cancer gets help. They provide support and information, fund innovative research and campaign for better care and treatment of the disease. If you're interested in helping out this charity, then have a look at their various fundraising events, including their Kilimanjaro climb.


The Motor Neurone Disease Association is dedicated to helping people who have, or are affected by, MND and ensuring that they have access to care. They also focus on research and campaigning. MND kills a third of people within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis. Six people are diagnosed every day. Up to 5,000 people are fighting MND at various stages of the disease. Six people die each and every day.

Northern Ireland Hospice

The Northern Ireland Hospice is a charity that provides patients with comfort while also supporting their families. The charity also runs a learning academy and supports quality research programmes. They run a number of exciting events so be sure to check them out. 

MS Society

MS Society is a charity organization that is dedicated to stopping multiple sclerosis. They provide support and care to people affected by the disease and also fund ground-breaking research in order to get closer to a world without the effects of MS. Have a look at their fundraisers if you want to help them out. 

irish cancer society

The Irish Cancer Society won’t give up until cancer does. They are the leading voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland. By providing information, advice and services they support people through their cancer experience. The charity organizes a number of treks and challenges, so have a look at their website.

Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now is the largest breast cancer research charity in the UK and is dedicated to funding research into the disease. As more women are being diagnosed with breast cancer, the charity aims to provide as much support to them as possible and increase survival rates. If you're interested in raising funds for this amazing charity, then check out their Kilimanjaro climb.

Anthony Nolan Trust

The Anthony Nolan Trust was set up in 1974 as the world's first register to help match people with blood cancer or blood disorders with donors who are willing to donate their bone marrow or blood stem cells. They charity also conducts research so that they can offer the best possible treatments to patients. The trust organizes a fundraising Kilimanjaro trek at least once a year. 

Environment and Animals

save the rhino

Save the Rhino International works to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. The charity does an awesome job supporting a number of ongoing rhino conservation programmes by funding a range of activities with grants and in collaboration with conservation partners. If you're interesting in helping to save the rhinos then check out their events.


SPANA is a charity that aims to improve the welfare of animals that work in poor communities. Working animals are used for transportation but very few have access to veterinary care and thus have very short, hard lives. SPANA provides veterinary care as well as training and education in animal care. The charity organizes a number of fundraising events, including a Kilimanjaro climb. 

Bath Cats and Dogs home

The Bath Cats & Dogs Home is a charity organization that is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing pets that are unwanted, neglected or mistreated. They also educate people on responsible pet ownership practices. If you want to support this charity in improving the welfare of mistreated pets, then have a look at their Kilimanjaro trek challenge.  

Humanitarian Support, Culture, & Equality 

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross is dedicated to helping millions of people in the UK and across the world when crisis strikes. Their neutrality and impartiality allows them to help people in countries in conflict. They provide aid and support in emergencies and also support the victims of trafficking and modern slavery. Check out their Kilimanjaro trek if you want to support this great cause. 

Focus Ireland

Focus Ireland is a charity that works with people who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. Their mission is powered through the belief that homelessness is fundamentally wrong, and that it is a societal failure that victimizes people. You can support their work by joining them on one of their Kilimanjaro treks. 

Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands South Africa is an international aid agency affiliated with Muslim Hands (UK). The charity grew from a grass roots movement that was started as a response to the Bosnian war. Not only does it respond to emergency situations, but has also set up clinics, schools and livelihood programs. 

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  1. Hi, I am climbing Kilimanjaro on December 25, 2021 with my wife, brother and sister in law.

    We have already booked but would like to check how we can climb for a cause and having people contribute to one (or more) of the charities

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