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Children’s nurse Danielle Cox and her father John Cox raise over £12,000 for Rainbow Trust by climbing Kilimanjaro

Danielle Cox and her father

Danielle Cox a paediatric nurse from Princes Risborough joined her father John Cox to achieve a lifelong ambition to climb Kilimanjaro, raising over £12,000 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity which supports families with a life threatening or terminally ill child.

Training for the six-day trek included weekends spent climbing in the Welsh mountains to test the equipment prior to their trip but nothing prepared the pair for the weather conditions or sense of achievement they enjoyed when they reached the summit in February.

“Getting to the top of Kilimanjaro was amazing and the view was beautiful, it is something I will never forget. Our trip was organised by a company called Mountains in Mind and our leader Darren made sure we all got to the top safely. He was brilliant and made sure we were all prepared before and during our trip. We also had amazing guides and porters without whom we definitely would not have reached the summit.”

Danielle continued: “I work with children with life limiting/threatening illnesses so I see first-hand what a difference charities like Rainbow Trust make to children and their families. Rainbow Trust provides endless help and support to a large number of families and hopefully with the money we have raised it can continue to help more families.”

Danielle and John would like to thank Rainbow Trust for their encouragement before and during the expedition as well as their supporters who helped them raise over £12,000 through sponsorship, donations and an auction evening at the Bucks Property Meet in Beaconsfield.

Emma Haines, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Rainbow Trust, says: “We are so grateful to Danielle and her father John for completing this incredibly tough challenge. Rainbow Trust relies almost entirely on voluntary donations so fundraising events like this help us continue providing vital support for families when they need it most.”

Rainbow Trust is a national charity offering emotional and practical support for the whole family; from their child’s diagnosis, during treatment and, if needed, through bereavement and beyond. It relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and the money raised from events like this help the charity to continue the support it provides to over 2,000 families in England.

To donate to Danielle’s fund or find out how you could get involved in similar challenges for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity visit: https://rainbowtrust.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise


Danielle and John Cox during their Kilimanjaro challengeJohn Cox at the top of the Kilimanjaro

Danielle Cox and her father John Cox during their Kilimanjaro challenge


About Rainbow Trust:

  • Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides expert social palliative care to families when their child has a life threatening or terminal illness. Offering emotional and practical support, assistance is available for families 24 hours a day. Individually tailored high quality care is offered from diagnosis through to treatment and, should a family become bereaved, the charity will continue to support them for as long as they are needed, helping family members cope with the present and preparing them for the future.


  • Rainbow Trust relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and through the outstanding generosity of its supporters helps over 2,000 families a year throughout England. The charity’s vision is that one day all seriously ill children and their families will have access to a Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker.

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