A 16-year-old from Slough is set to embark on a charity climb of Kilimanjaro.

Sahdev Rana is to embark on the climb in February next year which will raise funds for local charity Slough Outreach which cares for the homeless and vulnerable in the community.

With a goal of raising £1,000, Sahdev has successfully raised £440 of his target in the first week of the GoFundMe going live.

Sahdev, who attends Burnham Grammar School, said: “I am climbing Kilimanjaro next year with my dad and am hoping to raise money for Slough Outreach.

“Slough Outreach are supporting many people and with the cost-of-living crisis their services are needed now more than ever before.”

Sahdev’s mother Savita Rana said he is a “compassionate” teenager who has done a lot for charity, including volunteering with Slough Outreach.

Speaking of the challenge, Savita said: “He is the youngest of the climbers in his group. It makes me feel immensely proud that he is taking on a challenge people his age would not normally do.

“Life is about experiences, and he will have an amazing one.”

Sahdev has previously climbed Snowdon three times and plans to climb the Yorkshire Three Peaks as part of his training.

Slough Outreach founder Shin Dhother said: "Sahdev is an inspiration to us all. He's a young man with a big heart and a desire to make a difference in the world.

“His decision to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Slough Outreach is a testament to his character and commitment to helping others.

“I'm confident that he will reach his fundraising goal and make a real difference in the lives of the community that Slough Outreach supports." 

The GoFundMe page can be found here.