Freestyle February round up

We are delighted to reveal that just two months in to our campaign we have already raised over £20,000 towards our £50k target.

We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received and want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has raised funds so far and who continue to do so, as well as those who are planning events later in the year.

Activities have been taking place around the world – from one supporter who is running 30 half marathons in 30 weeks in Berlin, to another in Cyprus who has painted 30 pebbles which he plans to auction.  Bristol Galleries shopping centre manager David Wait has walked 30 miles a week throughout February and the parent of one of the pupils from Westbury-on-Trym Primary, in Bristol, who has visited the twinned school in Nepal has crocheted 30 squares to complete a blanket which one lucky sponsor will win.  We are also especially delighted that some of the schools we support in Nepal have also joined in with fundraising days and will soon be staging a sponsored bike ride.

Also, not forgetting 30 minutes of Laughter Yoga with Sue Haswell, the marathon run by supporter Iman Gadzhi, 30 beautiful pots made and sold by our Ambassador Chris Hughes and Tea the Alpaca who is making a donation every time she bombs a Zoom meeting!

Our next big event will be Nepali Night In which will take place throughout the month of May, culminating on May 29th which is Republic Day and also celebrates the first summit of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. We’ll be posting details about how you can take part on here in the next few weeks so keep tuned in.

Here’s a round-up of some of the fundraising activities that have been going on:

Paul Scraton, based in Berlin, is running 30 half marathons in 30 weeks
Paul Scraton, based in Berlin, is running 30 half marathons in 30 weeks
Martina Mackintosh, the parent of one of the pupils of Westbury-on-Trym Primary School, crocheted 30 squares in February to create a blanket which will be won to one of the lucky sponsors
A previous blanket made by Martina for the Shree Himalaya School, Singdi that is linked with Westbury-on-Trym Primary School, Bristol
Campaign ambassador Chris Hughes has been selling his ceramic pots and artwork for the campaign
Campaign ambassador Chris Hughes has been selling his ceramic pots and artwork for the campaign
The PTN team in Nepal, along with teachers and pupils at Sita Ram school, had a number of 30 for 30 activities
The PTN team in Nepal, along with teachers and pupils at Sita Ram school, had a number of 30 for 30 activities
The PTN team in Nepal, along with teachers and pupils at Sita Ram school, had a number of 30 for 30 activities
Sue Haswell ran a 30 minute Laughter Yoga session in February
David Wait, centre manager for the Galleries in Bristol, trekked 30 miles each week in February
David Wait, centre manager for the Galleries in Bristol, out trekking!

Loukas, in Cyprus, who collected 30 pebbles from his local beach and painted them in February
Loukas, in Cyprus, who collected 30 pebbles from his local beach and painted them in February
Loukas, in Cyprus, who collected 30 pebbles from his local beach and painted them in February
Alan Sweetman, PTN’s Executive Director, ran 30 kms a week in February
And finally, Tea the Alpaca has been appearing in Zoom meetings and donating part of the booking fee to the campaign