£25,000 target reached – lets keep it going!

An amazing total has been raised to date and we are so excited to be able to announce that we have now reached the initial target of £25,000 2 months early.  Lets keep it going!

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An amazing total has been raised to date and we are so excited to be able to announce that we have now reached our initial target of £25,000 before our target date! Thank you to you all! We set the target as an amount that we thought we could achieve by the end of September and that would really make a difference to a community and district most affected by the earthquake, but will will not be stopping there. Our fund raising will go on! The Charity was set up as a result of the earthquake with the realisation that long term support would be required well into the future, and thats what we will continue to do.

As we carry on our everyday lives back here in the UK the plight of those affected by the Earthquake in Nepal is very much current and real. Whilst the UK media has forgotten the 10,000 + that died and the much higher number left homeless, its great to see that many of you are still so supportive, and our fund raising efforts will continue to help those directly affected by the disaster.

We haven’t posted a blog for a while but that doesn’t mean we’re not active. On the contrary, The ‘Nepal Appeal’ has been busy over the last few weeks preparing for the biggest two fund raising events of the year, our Summer Ball and charity auction on the 21st August and ‘The Hop’ music festival on the 27th September. Its not just us thats been busy either, there has been such amazing ongoing support and fund-raising from many of you too.

Jenny Scott raised over £410 for the Appeal from her Yoga classes (and more planned in the future), we’ve had people doing the 3 peaks challenge, and yesterday many locals attending a Clay pigeon shoot with donations going to the Appeal. St Helens School did a non uniform day, we’ve had people swim lake windermere, potter street academy did a sponsored run……….and the list goes on. These are just a sample of the great support you have given.

Our new ‘just giving’ site is live and many of you have donated or are doing fund raising events…and can list them on this site www.justgiving.com/nepal-appeal-/ its great to see what everyone is doing and is does not go unnoticed – thank you .

You may also have seen the recent Facebook post highlighting Mandy Clee who on the 15th August jumps from 10,000 feet to parachute for the charity. (please visit the Facebook page or Appeal website to sponsor her jump).

We have so far funded the home of Mr. Kul Bahadur Magar and his family (101 years old), have funded 5 remote homes for the families hardest hit in the Mangha area, and work has just started to rebuild the school at Kodari. We will be posting photos of this work very soon as we identify other projects to fund and support over the coming weeks.

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Ant visiting Kodari school following the earthquake

I am in contact with friends and colleagues in Nepal regularly that are doing an amazing job of rebuilding lives in this very hard time during Monsoon, and they are all so appreciative of the continued support now and into the future. I will be taking a detour on route to Bhutan in a few weeks to go to Nepal and check on all of the projects we are funding. We are hoping to run the first trip for volunteers to be involved with in October, so keep an eye on the website for all the events into the future.

Hopefully I’ll see some of you at the Summer Ball on the 21st where there are some amazing donations to auction and win,…..flying lessons, BMW for a weekend, signed memorabilia and much more, with live music and 3 course dinner. There are still a few tickets left if you want to join us – get in touch!

Lets set a new target and keep the support going – it really is appreciated by those families and individuals that suffered as a result of the Earthquake.

Thanks again for for the overwhelming support and effort – Truly amazing!

Ant

www.nepalappeal.com