Fundraising Events – Earthquake Appeal


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Mon 4th May     10am – 12.30pm   Coffee morning at Maulds Meaburn Village Institue,  Maulds Meaburn, nr. Penrith, Cumbria. Collections will be taken for CAN’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal. (Proceeds from refreshment sales will go to the village institute).  Thank you to Maureen Newick

Mon 4th May     10am – noon ‘Coffee Morning for Nepal’  St Kentigens Church, Caldbeck, Cumbria

Happening now!   ‘ Climbing Walls 4 Nepal Events’ organised by the Association of British Climbing Walls

Thanks to Kelvyn James – further info from      Initial details as follows:

The Works in Sheffield (probably the UK’s largest bouldering wall) is putting collection buckets out all week, proceeds to CAN’s appeal.
The Climbing Academies (Bristol & Glasgow) are donating entry fees from Monday to CAN’s appeal.
Mile End (2nd largest wall in London) are going to put out collection buckets from tomorrow.
Climbing Centre’s (Manchester, Harrogate & Stoke) are all doing an event.  We believe Awesome Walls (5 Walls) are also on board with some events.

Fri 8th and Sat 9th May 12pm-4pm HDM Spice Shop, 51 Brook Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HU. Come and enjoy Homemade pakoras, pilau rice and lentil dal. £2 donations welcome. Proceeds towards buying a 10 person shelterbox.

Sat 9th May Keswick Climbing Wall Kids’ Club doing sponsored climb in aid of Community Action Nepal. The kids will climb 978m in the 2 hour club time. Equivalent to the height of Scafell Pike!

Thur 14th May   ‘Kangchenjunga – Doug Scott lecture’   Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – Keswick Mountain Festival   tickets and details

Fri 15th – Sun 17th  ‘CAN stall and Nepal Earthquake Appeal’  at Keswick Mountain Festival. Please visit us!

Fri 15 and Sat 16 May    ‘Stay at the Blencathra Centre  for the Keswick Mountain Festival’

£25 per person per day for Bed & Breakfast. Payment on booking. ALL proceeds or donations to Community Action Nepal.  (Thanks to Blencathra’s Tim Foster for this offer)

Tel 01768779601 or e mail

or  visit website

Fri 15th May ‘Tango for Nepal’, Glasgow, Maryhill Burgh Halls

Come and Join the Glasgow Tango Community at the Maryhill Burgh Halls on Friday 15 May from 20.00 till Midnight dancing for Nepal.

As well as an evening of traditional argentine tango there will be a silent auction of art work, tickets for gigs and bed and breakfast for two in a treehouse as well as a few surprises. All very welcome whether to dance or to watch.’

Tickets £10.00 available on the door. Further details from Glasgow Tango Community Facebook Page or from Ron and Janey, Tel 07584 354775

Tango for Nepal: click here for the Tango for Nepal Just Giving  page  

Sat 16th May  ‘Ten in Ten in Ten 4 Nepal’  – rock climbing fundraising event, Peak District

The Outdoor Community in the Peak district are organising a special fundraising event to raise essential funds for the people of Nepal who have recently suffered from the earthquakes in Nepal (April 2015).

On Saturday 16th May a challenge event called ‘Ten in Ten in Ten 4 Nepal’ will be held where you are invited to attempt to climb ten routes in ten miles in ten hours. The event will take place in the Peak District.

Charity Auction of:

  • Mountain Photographic Prints signed by Doug Scott, Chris Bonington and other well known climbers
  • Mountain clothing and gear kindly donated by Mountain Hardware and others

Full details from  event organisers Will Legon: or Jonathan Hubbard Tel. 07748 767833 or visit the event Facebook Page click here   Jon taught at CAN’s school in Ghunsa in 1997, so has been particularly moved by the tragedy.

Funds raised will be donated to Community Action Nepal for our work in rebuilding and supporting mountain communities.

If you are an outdoor company – please share and promote this page among your client base.

If you are a qualified MI or SPA holder please volunteer to guide people for the day. You will earn nothing – but the charity will earn at least £50 per person.

If you are a trainee SPA (with a valid first aid ticket) please volunteer to rig and supervise a route for people to climb through the day. (You will also need to provide a spare harness and helmet).

If you are a competent. climber, sign up with a mate, donate £50 and join us for the day.

If you have never climbed in your life but are up for a challenge, just get in touch and further details will follow.

In all cases, please get in touch with  the event organiser Will Legon: or visit the event Facebook Page click here

Thank you to Will and his fellow outdoor instructor Jon for organising this event. Please take part if you can – thank you

Saturday 16th May, Surbiton Farmers Market, London ‘Nepal Fundraising Day – chosen charity is CAN’

Visit Surbiton Farmers Market for the very best in fresh local produce and support the Earthquake Appeal at the same time. The Famers Market have generously  nominated CAN as the beneficiary charity. Thank you.

The Farmers Market say of their event ” Surbiton Farmers Market is pleased to be able to support CAN’s relief efforts in Nepal. We especially welcome the opportunity to contribute funds to CAN’s work in the remote communities CAN has long experience in serving. From our own small community to those that are most in need of help at this time, we send you our very best wishes”

Please visit Surbiton Farmers Market website to find out more.

Sunday 17th May 12.30-3.00pm,  Barnard Castle ‘Childrens Charity Climb’

venue: Teesdale Leisure Centre, Barnard Castle. 15-20, 4 to 10 year old kids will attempt to climb 1400m, equivalent to the altitude of Kathmandu or approx 150 climbs! Come along and cheer the small people along and donate to help us reach £1000 on our on line  Just Giving page – Kids Climbing for Nepal  OR

by texting 70070 and include the code KCFN70 to donate £10.

Details: please contact Kirsty Brian of Mountain Explorers  Tel. 0770 8580687

Wednesday 20th May, London, Mayfair Hotel ‘Film Screening – Mahout – The Great Elephant Walk’: Narrated by Stephen Fry. 

The filmakers behind the award winning documentary are hosting a special screening at the Mayfair Hotel in aid of the survivors of the earthquake in Langtang Valley. The film, shot entirely in Nepal, is narrated by Stephen Fry.

Ticket reservations and full event details : please visit the event’s Just Giving page  Mahout film – Just Giving Page.

All money raised will go to further CAN’s work in Langtang Valley.

Thank you to film maker Jack Wylson for organising this event.

Friday 22nd May, London, Athenaeum Hotel, Piccadilly ‘Artists for Nepal Exhibition’ fundraising art exhibition for CAN.

Artists For Nepal – please support this  fundraising event for Nepal. Better still, let your colleagues attend and your organisation buy tickets to support. It would be great if you support us in this as it is organised this Friday and we still need more support! Please circulate to your colleagues as well.

In support of Artists For Nepal, initiated by Gaynor O’Flynn, a British artist, Mongolian Art and Culture in London would like to invite you to a fundraising dinner (3 course dinner + bottle of wine per table for £50 – such a bargain at a 5 star hotel!) at the Athenaeum Hotel, a fabulous 5 star hotel on Piccadilly in Central London on Friday 22 May at 7pm.

50 seats only and the deadline is approaching fast. We need your help to support this wonderful cause!

Click here to visit the event website  Artists For Nepal Dinner Click here for full details and booking

Further details from:  Unro (Unurmaa Janchiv)   Tel: 07888713429 or email

Saturday 23rd May, Carlisle, The Brickyard, Fisher Street ”Reggae Soundclash Fundraisier for Nepal’

Mountain Guide and massive Reggae fan Steve Razzetti invites you to a vintage reggae sound-system clash to raise money for Nepal.

Featuring classic ska, rocksteady and roots rock reggae the evening will get Carlisle dancing for Nepal.

Tickets £10  from the venue or

This proceeds from this  event will support the work of two small Cumbrian charities working in Nepal : the Juniper Trust and Light Education Development.

Steve tells us more about the event:


@ The Brickyard, 14, Fisher Street, Carlisle, CA3 8RN

Saturday May 23rd 2015 10pm – 3am       All admission £10

A vintage reggae sound-system clash in Carlisle, raising funds for the Nepal Earthquake relief effort. All proceeds will be donated to two small Cumbria based charities working tirelessly on the ground in remote villages in Nepal – LED Light Education Development  and the Juniper Trust

“I have been working as a mountain guide in Nepal for almost 30 years, and have, like all of us, been horrified by the death and destruction brought to Nepal by the earthquake of April 25th 2015. I am sure that there are few that have visited Nepal and trekked, climbed, mountain biked or kayaked there who have not come away in awe of not just the scenery of the Himalaya, but of the spirit, hospitality and kindness of the people living there. Sadly, they are now being called upon to show the other characteristic with which they are so generously endowed – resilience. It has been humbling to see the way in which local communities there have rallied to help each other in the face of such calamity, and hugely edifying to see the scale of the British public’s response to appeals such as that by the DEC for financial support.

However, there are many reports that aid being brought in through Kathmandu is being held up in a logistic and bureaucratic (corrupt) bottleneck at the airport, and that whilst Kathmandu and the Khumbu (Everest) region are being relatively well attended to, there are countless villages in Langtang, Gorkha and Lamjung especially that have yet to receive any help at all. The charities we have chosen to support are examples of how effective relatively small organisations with dedicated teams of staff and locals can be in targeting such small, remote communities.

I have also long been an aficionado of Jamaican music, and had the idea of putting on a night like this in the back of my mind. I heard Paul Axis aka Dr Huxtable and his Axis Sound System  for the first time at The Big Chill festival ten years ago. He is a pillar of the UK sound-system community, and a man of many talents. One of these is as an electrical engineer, and he lovingly restores 40 year old valve amplifiers for sound system use.

The upshot of this work has been that he has built a sound system that has already achieved legendary status. As his web site puts it, the “Valv-A-Tron lovingly recreates the early sound of reggae music played through custom built valve amplification, hand-crafted speakers and with a traditional sound man delivery, one turntable style.

We will kick off with ska, rocksteady and vintage reggae, and move on through roots rock reggae into the land of dub as the night progresses. Strictly vinyl selections, and no Jungle, Drum N Bass or Dubstep!

Both sounds are giving their time to this cause for free. I am paying for Axis to travel over from Huddersfield and for a small amount of publicity material. Many other people will be mucking in to set things up and decorate the venue for what we are sure will be both a memorable dance and an opportunity to raise funds for and awareness of the enormous ongoing relief effort in Nepal.”

Saturday 30th May, SOLD OUT Caldbeck Parish Hall ‘Nepalese Night with Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott’

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Join CAN Patron Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott for an intimate evening of stories and images from Nepal and enjoy a traditional and authentic Nepalese meal.

Tickets: SOLD OUT  £15.00 from Kirkland Store/Post Office Caldeck OR The Village Shop/Post office Hesket Newmarket







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.

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

Follow @climbforCAN on Twitter for campaign updates.

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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  

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Friday 26th June, Keswick ClimbForCAN charity auction and Doug Scott Lecture

Your chance to own a down jacket as worn by Sir Chris Bonington (L) or Doug Scott (R)!! Rupert Bonington (M) is the event organiser.

Your chance to own a down jacket as worn by Sir Chris Bonington (L) or Doug Scott (R)!! Rupert Bonington (M) is the event organiser.

GRAB A BARGAIN and help Nepal at the Climb For CAN Auction 26th June

Climb For CAN has so far raised more than £36,000….. a fantastic achievement. The fundraising continues this Friday 26th June with a special (free to attend) charity auction and lecture in Keswick at the King Kong Climbing Centre.

The Auction: Berghaus have donated a range of outdoor gear for auction including the down jackets from ClimbForClimb….many are brand new, unused and still in their bags.

There will be some real bargains to be had, so please come along, make some bids and stock up on great outdoor gear at unbelievable prices!

The Lecture: Doug Scott will be giving a free lecture about his ascent of Everest in 1975.

Venue: King Kong Climbing Centre, Keswick

Date: Friday 26th June     Time: Lecture – 6.00pm   Auction 6.30pm approx

Bar and cafe and refreshments available.

King Kong Climbing wall will be open as usual to paying customers … so why not bring your rock shoes along?

Many thanks to Rupert Bonington and the King Kong Climbing Centre for arranging this event.

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 in Cardiff 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
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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

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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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Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th, Hebden Bridge ‘Exhibition of Buddhist Art’

A special exhibition of Buddhist Art at Hope House, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW. This exhibition is part of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, so there’s plenty to enjoy for art lovers.    11am – 5pm 27th & 28th June

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Sunday 28th June, Stewart Hill Cottage, Nr. Hutton Roof, North Cumbria ‘Doug and Trish Scott Garden Open Day – National Garden Scheme’

Visit Doug and Trish Scott’s country garden and help raise funds for both National Garden Scheme charities and also CAN’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

2.00pm – 5.00pm  Admission £3.50     Tea and cake £1.50  click here for more details Garden Open Day info


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

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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

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Friday 17th July – Tuesday 21st July ‘Everest Challenge in the Lake District’

The Everest Challenge in the Lakes fundraising event sets off on Friday 17th July…why not join the team (which includes Doug Scott’s sons Euan and Arran Scott)?

A team of eight young guns (average age 21) aims to back pack the Bob Graham round over five days, climbing the the height of Everest (8848m) along the way…as well as the 42 ‘Bob Graham’ peaks.

The event will raise funds for both CAN and the Cavell Nurses Trust. Please visit the event Facebook page to find out more and support the guys. Thank you.


Thursday 31st December New Years Eve party ‘A NIGHT FOR NEPAL’, Rosley, Wigton, Cumbria

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For more A NIGHT FOR NEPAL info and ticket sales click here to visit the event webpage


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