Private Kilimanjaro Comments as MCFC and Umbro Conquer Kilimanjaro

Staffordshire, United Kingdom (13th June, 2012) – Private Kilimanjaro, a leading, expert provider of private and group climbs up Mount Kilimanjaro, comments as Manchester City FC and Umbro partner together to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of two charities.

Having worked closely with Umbro for a number of years, MCFC is delighted to announce that the leading sportswear and football equipment company has decided to join them on a climb up Kilimanjaro this year in aid of two charities: Shoot for the Moon and Cardiac Risk in the Young (C.R.Y).

Shoot for the Moon was chosen due to Manchester City’s new partnership with Sport Relief, a campaign based on helping young people achieve their goals. C.R.Y was selected after two MCFC Academy players were forced to retire from football at just 15-years of age after discovering they were suffering from life-threatening heart conditions.

James Beaumont, Sports Marketing Player Manager at Umbro, commented: “The idea to climb Kilimanjaro for the two worthy causes we have selected in partnership with MCFC has been a huge success. The climb presented a mental and physical challenge that saw everyone struggle at times, but reaching the summit and raising over £12,000 for our charities is a fantastic achievement.”

Paul Deakin of Private Kilimanjaro commented: “Congratulations to the Manchester City and the Umbro team! Kilimanjaro is a tough mountain to climb due to the quick gain in altitude, and all members of the team should be proud of themselves for accomplishing this amazing feat – and for such worthy causes. We are delighted to have helped the climbers successfully complete their Charity Challenge.”

For more information on Private Kilimanjaro and how to organise your own Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge, please visit or call 0115 714 1174.

About Private Kilimanjaro:

Operating since 2004, Private Kilimanjaro specialises in arranging private and group Mt. Kilimanjaro climbs and Kilimanjaro Charity Challenges. They also arrange treks up Mt. Meru and in the Ngorongoro Highlands; private safaris in all of the Tanzanian National Parks; and beach breaks to Zanzibar, Pemba and the Mafia Islands.


Paul Lawrence Deakin
Private Expeditions Limited
The Old Schoolhouse
Dunstall, Staffs, UK
Zip: DE13 8BH
Tel: 0115 714 1174



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