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Three islanders have trekked to a height of almost 6,000 metres up Africa's highest mountain in aid of Acorn.

Mladen Jevtic (Mo), Irena Jevtic and Maja Platisa travelled to Tanzania at the start of the month to begin the adventure.

Posting on Facebook, Acorn says the climb was 'brutal'

"Our lionesses Maja and Irena were amazing and we were the first in a group of experienced 44 mountaineers to summit."

They have raised nearly £800 pounds so far towards their £1,000 target.

In November, Mo and Irena trekked to Everest base camp in aid of Acorn - he surpassed his £1k target, raising over £1,700 for the social enterprise.

They wanted to fundraise for the charity which Mo, the manager of Nightingales care agency, has a connection to as he supports a young man called Jake who works in the plant nursery.

Acorn provides work and training opportunities to people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Money raised will go towards funding a much-needed piece of equipment in the plant nursery which controls the ventilation, irrigation and heating of the glasshouse and is vital for plant production.

For this challenge, the couple were joined by friend Maja Platisa, a vet at New Era. Her highest climb before conquering Kili has been 1,800 metres.

You can donate here.

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