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: