Ross Wright Completes Ascent of Kilimanjaro to Raise Funds for StreetCare and the Equality Network

We’re very proud to announce that  Humanist Society Scotland celebrant Ross Wright sent word today that he completed his sponsored ascent of Kilimanjaro yesterday! The ascent took him eight grueling days through a variety of terrains, and culminated with a midnight ascent that saw Ross and his group arrive at the summit at sunrise.

Ross has been sponsored by many kind and generous folk and has raised nearly £2000 that he plans to split between our StreetCare project and the Equality Network – a national charity working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights in Scotland.

The Equality Network are close to Ross’s heart. Both Ross and the Humanist Society Scotland worked in partnership with the Equality Network as they campaigned for equal marriage in Scotland through their Equal Marriage campaign. The result of their campaign was the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014, and Ross was honoured to be the celebrant at the first gay marriage in Scotland after the Act was passed.

Ross said that the climb was one of the toughest things that he’s ever done, but incredibly worthwhile.

We are very proud of Ross’s extraordinary achievement and want to say a huge thank you from us and our StreetCare volunteers for the funds that he has raised for the project.


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