Bermondsey resident Jessie Allen will next month join Susan Harper Todd in a trek to Everest Base Camp with the aim of raising £100,000 for Women for Women to support women rights in war-torn countries and help women victims of war rebuild their lives.
Jessie needs to raise a minimum of £10,000 to support women who have been traumatised by war in some of the most dangerous places to be a woman such as Afghanistan, the Congo and Iraq. The aim is to raise a total of £100,000 which will enable Women for Women to support an additional 4000 women.
"I'm climbing Everest for my two year old daughter," says Jessie. "To leave a strong female role model, not some page 3 glamour model, she can be proud of. To teach her she has the power within to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges.
"So she grows up knowing that not everyone enjoys the same basic privileges she does. To teach her that together, women can move mountains."
To help Jessie raise £10,000 to support women who have been traumatised by war to rebuild their lives visit www.justgiving.com/Jessie-Allen
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