Mosaic are grateful to supporter and London Regional Leadership Group member Abdul Pisavadi, who earlier this year reached the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise a magnificent £6700 for Mosaic.
Abdul, a member of Simmons Gainsford LLP, provides invaluable support and advice to Mosaic’s London regional management and direction. He was introduced to Mosaic via the Enterprise Challenge and was subsequently asked to become an associate. Abdul’s passion for Mosaic has taken him to dizzying heights – quite literally! In February 2014, he and a group of friends successfully trekked up Mount Kilimanjaro, for which Abdul raised a brilliant £6700 (incl. Gift Aid!) for Mosaic.
The funds that Abdul raised will go directly to supporting Mosaic’s important mentoring programmes for disadvantaged young people throughout the UK. Abdul covered all the costs associated with this personal challenge in order that every penny raised goes to support Mosaic’s projects.
Born in Uganda, Abdul’s family were fortunate as they migrated to the UK, just before the Idi Amin exodus. Although he did not experience the turmoil personally, much of his extended family were affected by the upheaval and found themselves spread in various countries around the world. Abdul studied Mathematics at university and qualified as an accountant, moving steadily up the managerial ladder. Abdul joined Simmons Gainsford in 1997, where he was promoted to partner in 2000 and then in 2007/08, following a meeting with a partner from his previous firm, Abdul instigated a merger of the two practices. In 2013, Abdul celebrated 25 years in practice and in a manner of speaking, at the same firm.
The climb was a seven day trek that commenced on Sunday 9 February 2014 and concluding on Saturday 15 February. The route saw the group take the Lemosho route. It is one of Africa’s most demanding challenges – to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free-standing mountain, and boasts Africa’s highest point at 5,895m.
Thank you Abdul, for being such a believer in our work. We hope it long continues.