A GROUP of students are to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity.
The eight students at University of Exeter's Cornwall campus at Penryn hope to raise £3,000 for Hope for Children.
Matthew Ramsay, the only Cornish-born member of the group, said: "I've always been an active volunteer, but over the last year or so I haven't been doing so much fundraising so I wanted to do something big that will really push me out of my comfort zone.
"I'm happy to be raising money for Hope for Children as a few years ago I visited Swaziland and supported a local school for orphans.
"I hope our efforts as a team will go a huge way to helping over 70,000 children in Asia and Africa."
The group will depart on September 1 and donations can be made at www.hopeheroes. org/event/Exeter2014 by clicking to sponsor a student.
The other students are Katherine Appleby, Sashin Gauchan, Chris Veall, Millie Kiff, Rebecca Bettison, David Whitehead and Hannah Nottage.