30 For 30

Tiffin Week

About the campaign

Tiffin Week

Tiffin Week will take place from Monday 11th - Friday 15th October

If you’re local to Bristol or planning a visit, come along to The Galleries Shopping Centre, where there will be a number of activities taking place during the week. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes,  you can try freshly made, authentic Nepali cuisine, including Momos and      Sel Roti for a donation to PTN.

Between 12-4pm every weekday, Pahar Trust Nepal’s  Executive Director, Alan Sweetman and The Galleries Centre Manager, David Wait, will be tackling the challenge of ‘climbing’ Everest – a total of 8,849 metres – on stepping machines. You can help them reach the top by jumping on and climbing a few steps of your own or give them a boost by donating to one of our team who will be on hand. If you can’t get to The Galleries, you can always sponsor them here.   

You can also experience some real life traditional Nepalese dancing and music – times to be confirmed.

Why is it called Tiffin Week?
Tiffin is a light, nutritious meal that is often eaten at lunchtime in the heat of the day. PTN has provided Tiffin meals to some of our schools in Nepal in the past to ensure pupils are getting good nutrition during their day. £1,000 is enough to provide Tiffin meals for a whole school for a year.

We think the name Tiffin Week serves to illustrate that every donation, no matter how small, makes a real difference to our charity and the children we support in Nepal. Whilst our work is primarily about building and maintaining schools, food is a vital part of supporting those children.

To ensure we raise as much as we can from this activity towards our £50k campaign target, we would be very grateful if you would consider making a donation of your choice, which you can do quickly and easily via the link below.

How to take part from home

You can also join in with Tiffin Week from home. We’ve created a few special Nepali recipes, which you can download below and cook at home to help you get in the spirit of the week.

And of course, you can donate to our campaign at any time, by clicking on this link here. Help us reach our £50k target for 2021, enabling us to support 30 schools with their pre-primary education facilities. 

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Professor Alice Roberts

Alice is an anatomist, author and broadcaster. She’s Professor ofPublic Engagement at the University of Birmingham, where she enjoys teaching medical students’ embryology and anatomy, and sharing her subject with the wider public, as well as helping other academics with their outreach. Alice studied medicine originally, before becoming a university lecturer and focusing on anatomy and biological anthropology. Her research on archaeological human bones led to the beginning of a career as a broadcaster, starting with Time Team on Channel 4, before going on to present her own big budget, landmark series about human evolution on BBC Two, including TheIncredible Human Journey and Origins of Us. She has presented the BBC archaeology series Digging for Britain for ten years, and she has made three series of Britain’s Most Historic Towns for Channel 4. In her spare time, she’s written ten popular science books, including her latest - a book about prehistoric migrations, Human Journey, for children. Alice is passionate about education in all its forms and at all levels.

Levison Wood

Levison is a best-selling author and photographer who has worked and travelled in over 100 countries and has written seven best-selling books. He has produced six critically acclaimed documentaries, which have aired around the world. Levison is a Major in the British Army, having served in theParachute Regiment for 13 years. He is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club. When not abroad, he lives in London.

Lex Limbu

Lex is a popular Nepali blogger and entrepreneur. He was born inNepal in 1992 but moved to Brunei due to his father’s posting as a Gurkha soldier and then to the UK when he was eight. He went back to Nepal for two years in 2004 and lived in the Pokhara Gurkha army camp and now lives in the UK with his family. He has a Master’s Degree from Kings College London in Tourism,Environment and Development. He launched his blog, lexlimbu.com, in 2008, and also runs a tours and sightseeing business called ‘Tracing Nepal’.

Chris Hughes

Chris had a long career as a primary school teacher, headteacher and adviser. He now spends his retirement making pots, drawing landscape and abstract pictures in pastel, taking photographs, doing voluntary work, playing bowls and trying to keep up with his children and grandchildren. Having met the then chairman of PTN, Howard Green, through work and listened to his stories of the work of PTN he made his first visit to Nepal in 2007 and has returned almost every year since developing a deep respect for the lives of the people who live in that amazing country. He served for ten years as a Trustee for PTN and has given many talks to groups around the north-west of England and supported a number of schools in making a link with a school in Nepal.

Malcolm Peck

Malcolm is a mechanical engineer with over 50 years of engineering experience. He co-founded the Carnot Group in 2002, providing engineering design and development services. Originally from the UK, he moved to Australian 1972, where he undertook a Master’s Degree in Engineering Science at theUniversity of Queensland and he now lives in Greater Melbourne. Malcolm is a long-standing supporter of Pahar Trust Nepal and is flying the flag for the charity in Australia.

Laxmi Thapa Giri

Laxmi was born and brought up in the beautiful mountainous city of Pokhara, in Nepal. A a business entrepreneur and mother to one son, she has spent her life wanting to help people and make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate than herself. After nine years working with Rotary International, her passion for humanitarian work encouraged her to join Pahar Trust Nepal. Seeing the impact of 30 years of PTN’s involvement in health and education in the disadvantaged remote mountain communities of Nepal has made her want to contribute more.

Om Prakash Gurung

Prakash has been an educator and dedicated head teacher at the Himalaya Milan Secondary School in Tangting village, Kaski, for the past 28 years. He has been recognised with a DistrictEducation Award from Kaski, and the National Education Award from theGovernment of Nepal’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.  Himalaya Milan Secondary school is linked with Maidstone GrammarSchool for girls in the UK through PTN and for the past couple of years has been practicing project-based learning and global education.  It has recently been awarded an International School Award (ISA) from the BritishCouncil.