Adam’s big climb will benefit deaf children

Adam Ferre, of Hillarys, has set his sights on climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.
Adam Ferre, of Hillarys, has set his sights on climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.

The 22-year-old will tackle the climb over the next week while raising money for a not-for-profit organisation that helps hearing-impaired and deaf children.

‘I want to do it most of all because I love to see people happy,’ he said.

‘I picked The Shepherd Centre because of the way they treat everyone.’

Although Adam struggled academically through high school, leaving in Year 10, he was determined to make something of himself.

He entered into community services and joined the Army Reserve before securing a job opportunity with Pioneer Credit where he is now an accountant.

‘When you have a dream you want to make a reality, believing in yourself is one of the most inspiring things,’ he said.

‘I dreamt in my sleep about being on top (of the mountain), and that’s where everything started.

‘I said ‘mum, I’m going to do this and I’m paying for it today’.’

Adam has spent six months training for the 3850m ascent and aims to raise $1300.

To support his climb visit https://give.everydayhero.com/au/adam-climbs-mt-kilimanjaro-1.