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Former Boro boss aims to raise cash for the Manchester United Foundation
3:49pm Monday 7th October 2013 in News
NORTH-EAST born football legend Bryan Robson is preparing to lead a team of charity trekkers up Mount Kilimanjaro.
In 10 days time, 25 climbers from across the UK will join former Middlesbrough manager Robson in raising money for the Manchester United Foundation, the charitable arm of the football club.
Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, stands at 5,895m and is the highest point on the African continent. It is the worlds largest free-standing mountain.
Former England captain Robson, who was born and grew up in Chester-le-Street, said: "If you're going to raise money for charity then its got to be a real challenge and not something you can easily do. That's why climbing one of the tallest mountains in the world appealed to me."
The 10-day trip leaves Manchester on October 17. The group, which also includes Robson's former Manchester United teammate Kevin Moran, will trek for seven days along the Rongai Route through farmland, rainforest and high desert before reaching the breath-taking summit of Uhuru Peak.
The Manchester United Foundation provides football training for people with disabilities and uses football to engage with youngsters in disadvantaged areas. It delivers football coaching, skills training, personal development and life-changing experiences, providing young people with opportunities to change their lives for the better.
To sponsor Bryan Robson or any of his team visit www.justgiving.com/teams/mutrek.
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