Royds Withy King trio prepares for charity Kilimanjaro climb

By Nick Batten on 8 October, 2019

A trio from the law firm Royds Withy King is preparing to climb the highest mountain in Africa to raise funds for Bath’s homeless charity, Julian House.

Jess Burston, Ali Cloak and Fran Tremeer – based at the firm’s Bath head office – are joining the challenge trek to scale Mount Kilimanjaro in February. Their target is to raise over £10,000 for Julian House, which is the 2019-2021 charity partner for the Bath office of the law firm. This year, the organisation will provide life-changing support to over 1,000 vulnerable individuals, particularly in the areas of homelessness, domestic abuse and prison resettlement. 

The team will trek across some of the most spectacular and varied landscapes in the world. Their mission will be to summit the Uhuru Peak, which – at 5,896 metres high – is 4.4 times the height of Ben Nevis.

The nine-day adventure presents a physical and psychological challenge, with altitude sickness one of the biggest concerns. But Royds Withy King says the trek also promises to be a life-changing experience, with the opportunity to explore incredible and varied landscapes while raising funds to make a big difference to the lives of many.

Jess Burston, Director of Operations at Royds Withy King, said, “I am apprehensive about the physical challenge but excited for the adventure. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to make this more than a bucket list activity and directly contribute to the well-being of many vulnerable people this coming year.”

Jessica Gay, Senior Community and Events Fundraiser at Julian House, said, “We are absolutely thrilled that Fran, Ali and Jess will be taking on our Kilimanjaro Challenge. Climbing Kilimanjaro is certainly no mean feat. It’ll take a huge amount of effort, dedication and commitment from the team. But by doing so and through raising vital funds and awareness, they will make a real and lasting change to the lives of the most vulnerable people we support.”

The fund-raisers have set up a JustGiving page for donations. Royds Withy King will also be marking World Homeless Day on Thursday 10 October, by reflecting on local homeless issues and those affected by them.

For further information, please contact Chloe Boyce at Royds Withy King on 01225 459989 or email

Pictured above: (Left to Right) Jess Burston, Tessa Kerslake (from Julian House) Fran Tremeer and Ali Cloak