Martin Kitara

From the streets to the mountain tops

June 16, 2017 :: 1.53pm
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Our client and volunteer, Mandy, has shown incredible strength in conquering homelessness. Next it’s Mount Snowdon. Mandy shares with Communications Officer Martin, her inspirational challenge and her determination to help others who are homeless.

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