The climb, in aid of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, will see Gail climb the 5,895 metres up Mt Kilimanjaro with a team of other sports stars, led by tennis legend Martina Navratilova.
Other climbers include Mark Foster, Professional Swimmer, South African female mountaineer Deshun Deysel and German Paralympic cyclist Michael Teuber.
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation supports 76 projects around the globe that use sport to tackle some of the world’s most pressing social issues from gang violence in Brazil and the UK to HIV/AIDS in Uganda and South Africa to integrating those with disabilities in China and Switzerland.
Gail, already in training for the climb, is ensuring British turkey appears regularly in her diet. Not only is turkey low in fat – 100g of grilled breast meat contains just 155 calories and 1.7g of fat – but it is also high in protein, essential vitamins and minerals.
Gail Emms says: “I am really excited to be joining Martina Navratilova and other climbers to raise money on behalf of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. I am getting stuck into the training and really enjoying eating lots of turkey. As well as being low in saturated fat which is great news, there is the added bonus that turkey tastes so delicious! I have been eating turkey in stir fries, lasagnes, salads, casseroles and of course, turkey sandwiches!”
If you would like to sponsor Gail for her climb just visit www.justgiving.com/Gail-Emms.
Places on the climb are now closed, but anyone interested in getting involved in other events or finding out more about the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation should visit www.laureus.com/foundation
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