LAST summer, Army&You featured 10 Army wives who were training to climb Mt Kilimanjaro to raise vital funds for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity dedicated to supporting children who have lost a parent whilst serving overseas.

We are pleased to report the determined team conquered their goal. There were lots of laughs and tears and unfortunately two of the team didn’t make the summit due to severe altitude sickness, but they were so close – within 400 metres.

Claire Churchill, one of the team members, explained: “We are completely overwhelmed by the level of support we received for Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

“It reflects the level of appreciation that the general public have for the sacrifice many families have made. It was a truly wonderful experience on a personal level, but to raise over £65,000 in the process made every painful step worthwhile.”

Another team member, Catherine Green, added: “It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Words alone can’t explain the feeling of emotion once we summited – the mixture of excitement and exhaustion is overwhelming.

“To know we have done this for a charity that is close to our hearts makes me feel extremely proud; proud of myself and proud to have done it with nine other amazing women. We will have a bond for life.”

The team may have completed their epic journey to Africa but they are still continuing to accept donations and spread the word of this deserving charity. To donate, visit

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