A mum who founded a women’s support group will climb to the highest point in North Africa to raise £1,500.
Lottie Moore, 44, from Thame will lead a group of eight women 4,160 metres up Jbel Toubkal in Morocco, summiting on March 8, International Women’s Day.
And the day is particularly significant as Lottie founded WISH Women, a group which helps women come together and support each other through hard times.
Lottie will be returning to Africa for the first time since she spent a year in Burkina Faso in 2010.
And the mum of one says that the trip inspired her to set up the group, and help others.
She said: “At the time I left for Africa I had nothing in my mind more than escaping the life I was living, but it resulted in an experience beyond all expectations that nourished my soul, fuelled my self belief and filled me with a renewed sense of desire to live a life of purpose and passion.
“Now I am going back to Africa I can’t wait. The six night women’s trip climbing Toubkal will be a huge challenge, but it will encourage us to look beyond our believed limitations, step out of our comfort zone and shine, and it is no coincidence that we will be summiting on International Women’s Day.”
Following her inspirational African trip the former social worker and healthcare assistant is now a women’s coach and professional speaker.
All money raised from the challenge will go to the charities Giving Africa and Limb Power.
Every year Lottie gives 10% of her income to charity, and has just written a book entitled Why Not You Why Not Now?
To find out more about the challenge, and Lottie’s organisation visit www.wishwomen.org.uk