It’s very heartening to hear of lots of fundraising events across the country. Whether an event raises thousands, or just a few pounds – it all will help CAN’s work to help re-build lives in Nepal. So thank you to all event organisers and fundraisers.
During the past week two stand out events were from Nepalese themed evenings:
Carte Blanche Events raised £15,381 from a Nepalese meal evening at their kitchens at Royston in Hertfordshire! Thanks to Maz Sharifrazi for organising this.
John Porter from Caldbeck raised £5,000 from a Nepal evening featuring guest speakers Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott plus a Nepalese meal prepared by Mike Townend and Fiona Ford.
Fri 5th June 8.00pm, North Lake District ‘Blencathra by Moonlight for Nepal’ An evening scrambling on Hall’s Ridge, Blencathra in aid of CAN’s appeal. organised by John Brooks click here for details (on Facebook) or here to donate via Blancathra4Nepal Just Giving page
Fri 12th/Sat13th June CLIMB FOR CAN, Keswick and Nationwide events BOOKINGS NOW OPEN
Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott launched (14th May) #CLIMBFORCAN – which hopes to raise more than £100,000 for Nepal.
40 years after the first British ascent of Everest, two of the world’s greatest mountaineers have renewed their climbing partnership to raise desperately needed relief funds in the wake of the Nepal earthquakes.
Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott have teamed up at the start of Keswick Mountain Festival to launch #ClimbForCAN, a fundraising campaign to support the work of Community Action Nepal (CAN) in remote regions of Nepal.
Next month, they will lead an ‘expedition’ to scale the height of Everest (8,848m) on the ice wall at King Kong Climbing Centre in Keswick and are inviting up to 240 members of the public to join the climb. To complete the expedition, the team will need to climb the wall 1,000 times within 24 hours, starting on Friday 12 June.
This special event will also commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first British ascent of Mount Everest in 1975, which was led by Bonington and put Scott on the summit. All funds raised by the project will go directly to the Community Action Nepal (CAN) Earthquake Appeal.
Doug Scott appeals to the public:
“Lives have been devastated, homes destroyed, families bereaved and children orphaned. It is so incredibly sad. Despite all that has happened I am optimistic. The Nepalese are resilient and resourceful, but they need our help. Please support #ClimbForCAN, either by getting behind the Sir Chris Bonington 24 Hour Everest Ice Wall Challenge, by creating your own challenge or simply donating on our JustGiving page. Any money that you give to CAN goes straight to the coal face. Please help. Whatever you can give goes a long way. Thank you”.
For more information about #ClimbForCAN and to get involved:
or donate at www.justgiving.com/climbforCAN.
Follow @climbforCAN on Twitter for campaign updates.
Wednesday 24th June,Shoreham-by-Sea ‘Triumph and Disaster on Mount Everest 1996 – 2015′at AOAC, Brighton Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5LT with Adventurer Neil Laughton, who has been on five Everest expeditions. Fundraising for CAN’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
Time 7.00pm Tickets: £15.00 Tel: 01273 462 928 www.aoac.org.uk
Sat 27th June, London, Carousel, Marylebone ‘Nepal Earthquake Appeal Dance’
Fundraising event featuring a dance, charity auction and raffle. Details to follow. Thanks to organiser Maxine Fennell.
Friday 3rd July, Uppermill nr. Oldham ‘Adventures in the Wild with John Beattie’ introduced by CAN Trustee Paul ‘Tut’ Braithwaite
Venue: Uppermill Civic Hall, Uppermill, nr. Oldham
Time: 7.00pm Tickets £10 available online from Mountainfeet footwear shop, Marsden www.mountainfeet.co.uk
Saturday 11th July, Marks Tey ‘Charity Ceilidh in aid of earthquake relief in Nepal’
Dance the night with ceilidh caller John Leyland and the Blackwater Ceilidh Band. The evening includes refreshments and a charity raffle. Venue Marks Tey Parish Hall, off London Rd, Marks Tey CO6 1EJ
Time : 7.30pm – 11pm Tickets: £10 (adult) £3 child from Esther Wilkinson 07513 372 095 firstname.lastname@example.org