Trek for Kids
Trek for Kids is an initiative from the GSK and Save the Children partnership. In March 2019 forty GSK trekkers, from around the world, will climb Ras Dashen to raise money for Save the Children.
Meet the Trekkers
We have been selected as the forty GSK employees from 25 countries around the world who will be trekking in the Simien mountains of Ethiopia to raise money for Save the Children. Together we are tasked with raising £184,000 for Save the Children which will be matched by GSK. The trek will take place from 20 March 2019. It includes seven days trekking up to the 4,550m peak of Ras Dashen in the stunning Simien Mountains, followed by a visit to a local community to learn about Save the Children’s work in Ethiopia. The trekkers’ challenge begins now. We must start our fitness training and, most importantly, start fundraising.
Meet the team
These wonderful people have worked hard to make it all happen!
Dr Alison Ambrose
The Trek Doctor
I am a doctor with an interest in the outdoors and travel and have combined these skills throughout my career so far. I am a GP, currently working in a GP surgery and Urgent Care Centre after completing my training in the UK. I have travelled extensively with my job including expeditions to China; previous treks and community projects for Save The Children and their corporate supporters in India and on Mount Kenya; covering the medical aspects of a TV shoot in the Panamanian Islands; working in a hospital in Uganda; and working with NGOs on a couple of public health projects in rural north-west Cambodia. Outside work, I spend most of my spare time in the mountains either biking, walking or running and enjoy exploring new places.
Over 15 years of logistical expertise, along with a sound grounding in practical man-management, has seen me working with teams and expeditions across 6 of the 7 continents. These varied adventures and expeditions have encompassed cycle rides across Cambodia, Vietnam and India, offbeat adventures in China and Eastern Africa and previous treks and community projects for Save The Children and their corporate supporters in Kenya, India, Indonesia and Brazil. This strength of depth in logistical support has also been put to good use by a number of journalists and TV production companies worldwide, including GMTV, CNN and 'Big Earth', the team behind Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor's epic overland adventures.
During the past 12 years, I have also worked with a number of corporate groups, NGOs and charities throughout the world, managing aid projects in Africa, Asia and the Americas. These have included post-tsunami work in India and Sri Lanka, post-earthquake projects in Haiti and Nepal and a number of community projects in India, Mali, Cambodia and South Africa that included work with landmine victims, AIDS orphans and on numerous school builds.