Climb for Charity is a charity project, where dedicated and engaged participants climb a mountain together and raise funds for the Danish Child Accident Prevention Foundation.
Climb for Charity was founded in 2015 by Henrik Uth and Jesper Kramer, who wanted to raise awareness of the foundation and its work on preventing accidents and increasing child safety in Denmark. The founders were determined that physical challenges should be the method in which they raise awareness on the importance of child safety.
The idea quickly grew into what today is known as Climb for Charity, where celebrities, CEO’s and other people actively participate in fundraising, supported by companies in Denmark and abroad.
Accidents are one of the largest health challenges facing children. Not only are accidents the most common cause of death for children between 1-19 years of age, 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 appointed 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 sponsors, whereby exposure on clothing etc. is offered. Each participant can have their own altitude sponsors – where people donate x pennies for every meter the participant climbs, and finally there are the traditional donations.
The Climb for Charity tours are also dependent on partners, and for the Kilimanjaro climb this September, we had among others Salomon, WileyX, Olympus and Les Deux with us as partners, providing equipment for the tour.