June 21, 2010
KnowledgeCenter's MD, Kevin Osborn, joined by David Barnes, chair of the RPA, in the challenge of a lifetime and climbed Africa's highest mountain, the legendary Mount Kilimanjaro.
The AXA Wealth Kilimanjaro Challenge 2011 was taken by around 40 people, including England hooker Mark Regan and Catlin's Matt Newman.
Reaching the summit was well worth the week long, arduous climb; Mt Kilimanjaro is one not to be underestimated as the effects of climbing at altitude ensure that no person is certain of reaching the summit.
The AXA Wealth Kilimanjaro challenge 2011 raised money to support three charities: Help for Heroes, The Rugby Players' Association Benevolent Fund and the RFU Injured Players Foundation. Climbers also worked hard to support their chosen charity; Kevin Osborn, Mark Regan and Matt Newman also raised funds for Children's Hospice South West, a charity that provides hospice care for ill-limited children and their families from across the South West of England.