Upcoming Earthquake Appeal Events

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

6th/7th June ‘Little Legs Walking for Nepal’
A group of friends and their children are raising money for CAN by the children being sponsored to walk up a mountain. One group with children aged 6-10  are planning to walk up Helvellyn and another group with children aged 2 – 11 are walking up Wansfell.
We are raising money via sponsorship forms and through a JustGiving page.www.justgiving.com/Heather-Lakin

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:

visit www.climbforcan.org

Facebook  www.facebook.com/climbforCAN

or donate at www.justgiving.com/climbforCAN.

Follow @climbforCAN on Twitter for campaign updates.

#ClimbForCAN event info

#ClimbForCAN event info


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  

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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.


IPPG logo VECTORpresents
Best of Kendal Film Festival World Tour
Friday 10 July 2015 – CARDIFF
In light of the recent devastating earthquakes in Nepal, we are supporting the International Porter Protection Group(IPPG), in conjunction with Community Action Nepal (CAN) to host a special Best of Kendal Mountain Film Festival inCardiff on 10th July 2015.  The evening will be introduced by Doug Scott MBE.100% proceeds will go to delivering aid to the people of Nepal.We appreciate that many of our supporters are based in and around London and the South East, but why not use this opportunity to plan a weekend in the Welsh hills or send it out to any friends and family in Bristol or South Wales who may enjoy this fantastic night out.cardiff BoK flyer image_Page_1 2PROGRAMME (introduced by Doug Scott MBE):ALL MY OWN STUNTS (24 mins)
Winner – Best Sound Award
Winner – Best Short Film
DEJAME VIVIR (62 mins) 
Winner – Best Adventure & Exploration10 July 2015Starts 7.30pm
(doors open 7pm)New Theatre, Cardiff
Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3LNTEL: 029 2087 8889MapTickets £15.00 (plus ticketing service charge)Click here to book tickets

The powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on the 25th April 2015 has killed over 8,000 people and the death toll is likely to rise further as rescue efforts continue. The devastation was further intensified by another powerful earthquake on the 12th May 2015. The worst destruction has been in remote rural districts where access is extremely difficult. The impending monsoon threatens to further hamper relief efforts.According to the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs nearly 300,000 houses have been destroyed and over 250,000 severely damaged; 3.5 million people are in need of food assistance and 4.2 million require clean water and sanitation. Almost 1 million children cannot return to school.Rebuilding the lives, homes and communities destroyed by the earthquakes will take many years. It seems an insurmountable task but together we can make a difference.Our three charities (IPPG UK, PPUK and CAN) have over 20 years experience of working in the remote mountain regions of Nepal and all the money raised in our earthquake appeals will be used to deliver aid directly to the people of Nepal.  Please join us.

Donate Today via Text and JustGivingdonate_purpleYou can donate to our Earthquake Appeal by texting PPUK05 followed by the amount you wish to donate, to 70070.You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.For example, to donate £5, please text PPUK05 £5 to 70070All the money you donate goes to PPUK, and your network provider does not charge you for the SMS you send to make the donation.If you have any questions about JustTextGiving, visit justtextgiving.co.uk

Donate via JustGiving

portersprogress_logo_cmykPorters’ Progress UK supports projects to improve the safety and welfare of porters in Nepal and around the world. Mountain porters are the unsung heroes of mountaineering and trekking expeditions. Yet even today they are often under-equipped and every year porters die due to inadequate clothing and equipment.Porters’ Progress UK is run by volunteers. All proceeds from our fundraising events go to projects supported by the charity. For more information visitPorters Progress UK
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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

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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 ewilkin@gmail.com

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