Mom and daughter to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Ashley and Anna HoyA Leaside mother and daughter are planning their first mountain climbing experience on the dangerous tallest free-standing mountain in the world to raise money for a new charity.

Anna and Ashley Hoy, of Parklea Dr., will start their eight-day climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on Nov. 19 hoping to raise $5,000 for reform of the orphanage in the Nikoaranga community, where Ashley, 24, has been working since May as the marketing and fundraising co-ordinator there for The Small Things, founded in 2010 as a registered charity in the U.S. and U.K.

She’ll finish that posting on Nov. 7 in time to tackle the mountain and then return home where she will looking for another international development job.

Her mother Anna, 53, is director of operations at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

The summit on Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Uhuru peak, is 5,895 metres above sea level.