Hi Everyone – this is Brooke writing a quick post since all of the other girls on the team had to run to catch flights (about half of us are tanning and tusker-drinking in Zanzibar right now!!!!) and I have a long lay-over in Amsterdam. I’m sure we’ll all be writing longer notes on this blog, but I just wanted to write a quick one on behalf of the team to say how much we sincerely appreciated so many people following this blog and continuing to show such incredible support to our team and the 3 Peaks charities. Kilimanjaro was an amazing finale to the challenge and after a long year of fundraising and training, it was like heaven to be at the top of Africa with such fantastic women. Even better, was returning to the singing and smiles of the children at the School of St. Jude. From the final moments of the summit to standing on the school stage being celebrated with kongas and live chickens, it was an incredibly emotional day. We all felt so honored to be in Africa and to see where the money you have all helped us raise is going to go.
We were very sad to leave each other yesterday… we were an incredible team and the friendships made over the past month will certainly last a lifetime. We all return to our respective countries and back to work in the next few days, but undoubtedly we’ve been deeply inspired and will feel connected to each other – and to Africa – forever.