Kilimanjaro Trek Georgie Hardy
Kilimanjaro Trek Georgie Hardy

Let me introduce myself my name  is Georgie Hardy and I live in Watford, currently studying  Graphic Communication at Loughborough University. For those  that don’t already know me I teach for Swim-With-Me on  Saturday afternoons at Marlborough School and have covered numerous sessions  at Astley Cooper in Hertfordshire.

On 3rd September 2012 I’ll  be undertaking a trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro, known as the rooftop of  Africa, standing at 19,341 feet in height. Setting myself the challenge to  tackle the landscape and the altitude and reach the summit. I am aiming to raise  a minimum of £2500 for my chosen charity Practical Action before my Trek.

I’ve chosen  to support Practical Action because this charity believes that the right idea –  however small – can change lives. It can create jobs, improve health and  livelihoods. Since 1966, they have been working with third world countries to  develop the skills and technology that will enable them to build a better  future. More information on what the charity does can be found at

For example by raising just  £40 this can build a clean water tap – Clean water taps are lifelines to the  poorest communities where water is scarce. Placing a tap stand high above the  water level can help save lives by providing a vital source of clean, safe  drinking water all year round.

As well as the main event, I’ll be  raising money through various fundraising activities in the lead-up to the big  day. Including a Sponsored Cycle ride from London to Brighton and a Quiz Night  along with a Charity Auction.

Now this is where you could help me  reach my target and support Practical Action by making a  donation through my fundraising page at: Make sure  you put your name or your company name on the donation message so all other  donors can see you’re supporting me. You can also donate by  cheque made payable to Practical Action and forward it onto me.

In Addition, you are all welcome to  attend my Quiz night or Auction (I will keep you posted with the date and  location)

Thank you  in advance for your generosity and support and taking the time to read my blog

Georgie Hardy


Practical  Action


Charity  Registration No: 247257

Please  visit:

GB Synchro 2012 Olympic Signed t-shirt

Synchro Team GB 2012
Synchro Team GB 2012

I still need to raise £1165 to meet my target of £2500 to enable me to get to 19341ft on 3rd September 2012

I am offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to bid for a framed GB Synchro / Practical Action Kilimanjaro signed t-shirt. This t-shirt has been signed by the GB Synchro girls that will compete at the 2012 Olympics.

GB Synchro Practical Action Swim-With-Me
GB Synchro Practical Action Swim-With-Me

If you would like to bid please visit: and donate to my cause, the largest donation received by the 19th August 2012 will be given this awesome piece of British Synchro Olympic memorabilia 2012

Good luck and please donate as much as you can, every pound will count!

Thank you Georgie xx

swim-with-me donates £250.00

03.08.12 Rebecca Adlington wins Bronze for Team GB and Georgie gets Gold with her fundraising target for Kilimanjaro – Congratulations Georgie on reaching your fundraising target for just 19,341ft to conquer now … we are so proud of you xx

Twitter updateTotal raised £2,818.82

@samwilson_48 @AshaRandall @synchroD @HannahGreen33 @Anya_Tarasiuk @SynchroKS @jknobbs @JennaRtweets @Olivia_Federici @KatieC_23 @VickiLucass @yvettebaker91 BIG thanks for taking time out to support @georgie_hardy – over £1000 raised for GB Synchro signed shirt 19341ft #Kilimanjaro

@adelecarlsen BIG thanks to GB Synchro girls for taking time out to support @georgie_hardy #kilimanjaro over £1000 raised for signed shirt

Twitter update@georgie_hardy The day has arrived! I’m off to summit Kilimanjaro thank you to everyone who has got me this far

Twitter update – @georgie_hardy Arrived safely after travelling for 14hrs! An early start tomorrow for the first day of the trek

Get me to 19341ft – I made it!! ……… the full story