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They made it!

GSK intrepid trekkers completed their challenge in Mount Kenya and visited Save the Children's work in Bungoma county. This is their story.

Susan Parrish said...


“Congratulation on this amazing achievement! Such an accomplishment in the spirit of doing good is praiseworthy indeed. Time to rest and recuperate now. All the best to you.”

hugh noble said...


“congratulations Jan very well done”

Sammi Harris said...


“Well done Tricia and all of the other trekkers!! You're an inspiration and have done tremendously! You can now kick back and relax knowing what you've achieved for this wonderful ...”

Christelle said...


“Congrats Regis ! What an amazing achievement you can be proud of !!! Looking forward to hear from you. Christelle”

GSK Consumer Portugal said...


“Congratulations on reaching the summit. Portugal Team can't wait to hear all about your amazing achievements.”
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Jessica van Heest
Jessica van Heest
Meet Jessica

Jessica van Heest

Consumer Healthcare, Regulatory Affairs, Netherlands

Jessica looks forward to an unforgettable experience, meeting colleagues from around the world and being humbled by the work of Save the Children. Her motivation has been the feeling of standing on top of Mount Kenya!

 

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Betty Desbordes
Betty Desbordes
Meet Betty

Betty Desbordes

GMS, France

As a mother, Betty is really keen to support a charity such as Save the Children She will be listening to lots of the Beatles as she ascends Mount Kenya!

 

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Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson
Meet Michael

Michael Thompson

Consumer Healthcare, R&D, US

Michael hopes that Trek for Kids will inspire others to raise money for charity.

 

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Janet Taylor
Janet Taylor
Meet Janet

Janet Taylor

GMS, Quality, UK

Janet has received fantastic support from her colleagues who have been with her every step of the way. She has discovered some amazing walks on her doorstep during training and her ideal trekking partner is the Dalai Lama.

 

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Norman Begg
Norman Begg
Meet Norman

Norman Begg

Vaccines, Belgium

Norman hopes to be inspired by seeing basic health measures in action and the difference they can make. His top trekking songs are anything by Beethoven and the Beatles.

 

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Mariia Paias
Mariia Paias
Meet Mariia

Mariia Paias

Global Support Functions, Legal, Ukraine

Wish Mariia well on the message board!

 

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Jerry Chui
Jerry Chui
Meet Jerry

Jerry Chui

Consumer Healthcare, Hong Kong

Jerry looks forward to sharing his experience of the community visit with friends and colleagues on his return, inspiring them to support Save the Children. He's in good shape for the trek, and has been running 100km per month in preparation!

 

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Brian Armstrong
Brian Armstrong
Meet Brian

Brian Armstrong

Consumer Healthcare, Canada

Brian has become inseparable from his hiking boots over the last 5 months! He is most looking forward to the community visit which he feels will be life-changing.

 

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Laurie Madden
Laurie Madden
Meet Laurie

Laurie Madden

Pharma, Sales, US

Laurie is really inspired by the partnership and looks forward to seeing Save the Children's work in action. She has been training in 98 degree heat in LA!

 

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Tricia Yusuf
Tricia Yusuf
Meet Tricia

Tricia Yusuf

Consumer Healthcare, Marketing, Nigeria

Tricia is really passionate about supporting Save the Children. She has been working with a fitness trainer to get ready for the trek!

 

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Sandy Hoffman
Sandy Hoffman
Meet Sandy

Sandy Hoffman

Pharma, R&D, US

Sandy applied for Trek for Kids to help raise awareness of the partnership. She will be listening to disco music to get her up the mountain!

 

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Jack Tirone
Jack Tirone
Meet Jack

Jack Tirone

Vaccines, US

Jack really wanted the opportunity to challenge himself physically while raising money for a great cause. His biggest motivator has been the support from his GSK colleagues.

 

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Caroline Gronvold
Caroline Gronvold
Meet Caroline

Caroline Gronvold

Global Support Functions, Finance, UK

Carol applied for Trek for Kids to mark her 40th birthday! She hit her fundraising target in two weeks and has since doubled it!

 

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Dustin Haines
Dustin Haines
Meet Dustin

Dustin Haines

ViiV Healthcare, UK

Dustin hopes to inspire others to give back, no matter how big or small. While preparing for the trek he has learnt to value sleep – his must-have item is his sleeping bag!

 

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Nadine Girard
Nadine Girard
Meet Nadine

Nadine Girard

Vaccines, Quality, Canada

Nadine has been amazed by her fellow trekkers who have helped support each other in various fundraising activities. She can't wait to meet everyone in person and looks forward to seeing the partnership’s work in action.

 

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Tricia Child
Tricia Child
Meet Tricia

Tricia Child

GMS, UK

Tricia has climbed Scafell Pike and Blencathra in the UK as part of her training! She has been motivated by the opportunity to see the partnership's work in Kenya first hand.

 

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Carol Moles
Carol Moles
Meet Carol

Carol Moles

Global Support Functions, UK

Inspired by Trek for Kids. Climbing a mountain is not something she had ever thought she would do!

 

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Priscila de Oliveira
Priscila de Oliveira
Meet Priscila

Priscila de Oliveira

Pharma, Regulatory Affairs, Brazil

Priscila hopes to make a difference by inspiring others to support worthwhile causes. During her fundraising she organised a candy sales day which sold out in 30 minutes!

 

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Luis Perez
Luis Perez
Meet Luis

Luis Perez

Pharma, R&D, Spain

Luis applied for Trek for Kids to help raise awareness of those in need. His top trekking song: Vìveme by Laura Pausini.

 

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Haeun Song
Haeun Song
Meet Haeun

Haeun Song

Pharma, Medical, South Korea

Haeun is so proud of the partnership GSK has with Save the Children which really motivated her to apply for Trek for Kids. Held a fundraising event where colleagues donated their lunch to help.

 

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Euan Hosie
Euan Hosie
Meet Euan

Euan Hosie

Global Support Functions, HR, UK

Euan climbed Mount Teide in Tenerife as part of his training! He thinks the partnership is important because it's a real example of GSK living its mission.

 

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Nigel Stephenson
Nigel Stephenson
Meet Nigel

Nigel Stephenson

Consumer Healthcare, Marketing, Switzerland

Nigel is ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

 

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Alena Koshcheeva
Alena Koshcheeva
Meet Alena

Alena Koshcheeva

Pharma, Marketing, Singapore

Alena is ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

 

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Naomi Yoshida
Naomi Yoshida
Meet Naomi

Naomi Yoshida

Pharma, Comms, Japan

Naomi applied for Trek for Kids to see the changes GSK and Save the Children are making together in Kenya. She looks forward to celebrating with her fellow trekkers at the summit and once climbed Mount Fuji in a day!

 

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Tugce Uslu
Tugce Uslu
Meet Tugce

Tugce Uslu

Consumer Healthcare, Marketing, Turkey

Tugce is ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

 

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Jamie Kinghorn
Jamie Kinghorn
Meet Jamie

Jamie Kinghorn

GMS, Comms, UK

Jamie has enjoyed getting to know his fellow trekkers ahead of the trip which has really kept him motivated. He is well-prepared for the trek as he has already climbed UK’s highest mountain Ben Nevis.

 

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Carol Montgomery
Carol Montgomery
Meet Carol

Carol Montgomery

Consumer Healthcare, UK

Carol really admires Save the Children and looks forward to raising money for the charity. She has camped at over 3,000m before but this will be the first time that she reaches 5,000m!

 

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Tobias Ottmann
Tobias Ottmann
Meet Tobias

Tobias Ottmann

Consumer Healthcare, Sales, Germany

Tobias looks forward to getting a glimpse of the work Save the Children is doing on the ground He has also committed to run 1km for every €10 raised!

 

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Rachael Bradley
Rachael Bradley
Meet Rachael

Rachael Bradley

Consumer Healthcare, Marketing, Australia

Wish Rachael well on the message board!

 

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Regis Massaux
Regis Massaux
Meet Régis

Regis Massaux

Vaccines, Belgium

Régis has been long-distance running to prepare for the trek. His motivation has been his children and supporting a great cause!

 

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Anne Grimm
Anne Grimm
Meet Anne

Anne Grimm

Pharma, US

Anne has been so inspired by the work GSK does with Save the Children and the impact it has had. She hopes to challenge herself physically and mentally and grow new friendships.

 

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Nick Barton
Nick Barton
Meet Nick

Nick Barton

Pharma, R&D, UK

Nick hopes for a life-changing experience and to further understand some of the healthcare issues and challenges faced by others. His top trekking song is My Way by Frank Sinatra.

 

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Gonzalo Cornejo
Gonzalo Cornejo
Meet Gonzalo

Gonzalo Cornejo

Global Support Functions, Legal, US

Gonzalo is looking forward to the challenge of climbing Mount Kenya while also having the opportunity to take part in the community visit. As part of his training, he trekked the Pocono Mountains in the US.

 

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Graciela Zanitti
Graciela Zanitti
Meet Graciela

Graciela Zanitti

GMS, Quality and Compliance, Argentina

Graciela loves mountaineering and photography! She felt Trek for Kids would be an incredible opportunity to give back.

 

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Barbara Suarez
Barbara Suarez
Meet Barbara

Barbara Suarez

Pharma, R&D, US

Wish Barbara well on the message board!

 

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Beatrice Carli Moretti
Beatrice Carli Moretti
Meet Beatrice

Beatrice Carli Moretti

Consumer Healthcare, Comms, Italy

A passion for outdoor activities and already a keen trekker. Beatrice is looking forward to meeting colleagues that she wouldn't normally get to meet.

 

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Harpal Sandhu
Harpal Sandhu
Meet Harpal

Harpal Sandhu

Consumer Healthcare, R&D, India

Harpal has received fantastic support from friends, family and colleagues, He has been preparing for the trek with lots of cycling and is looking forward to making new friends across the globe.

 

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Bernerd Mukono
Bernerd Mukono
Meet Bernerd

Bernerd Mukono

Global Support Functions, Finance, Kenya

Bernerd's must-have item is an open mind! His motivation for taking part in Trek for Kids is the chance to give back.

 

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Andy Zang
Andy Zang
Meet Andy

Andy Zang

Consumer Healthcare, R&D, China

Andy hopes to challenge himself physically, mentally and spiritually! He is looking forward to the community visit and seeing how the partnership is making a real difference.

 

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Sarah Landis
Sarah Landis
Meet Sarah

Sarah Landis

Pharma, R&D, UK

Sarah has smashed her fundraising target by £2100! She looks forward to the community visit and seeing how the funds raised help save children's lives.

 

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GSK and Save the Children Partnership

GSK and Save the Children have an innovative partnership that is combining the two organisations’ global expertise, skills and energy to tackle the ambitious goal of helping to save one million children’s lives.