2017 Just Giving and BT MyDonate Fund Raising


Following the earthquakes in 2015 and the launch of the appeal can was overwhelmed by support .......

In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake the plight of the Nepalese, many of whom had lost their homes leaving them without shelter of any kind, captured the hearts of many and 306 new fund raising pages were opened.  

As a result of that support the amount raised in the year to 31 December 2015 - including the gift aid which could be reclaimed - was £504,449.32.

In the past, and on the old CAN website, we tried to support all Just Giving fund raisers by writing something on the site about the event as well as creating a link to the  individual's Just Giving account and if permission is given to make the link through to Facebook as well. Following requests CAN has also registered on the BT MyDonate site so fund raisers have a choice of organisation through whom they which to fund raise. 

So, watch this space for new names ........................

KEITH URRY - Sunday 21st January 2018

Wildest Peaks Trail - 25k

Keith in Nepal trying a load on for size!

Keith in Nepal trying a load on for size!

Keith writes that on January 21st next year he will be dragging his 58 year old body + two duff knees around the eastern peak district grit stone edges. The route takes in Burbage, Higgar Tor before turning south to Millstone and Lawrencefield, on down to Padley Gorge then steeply up to Cross Froggatt, Curbar and Baslow Edges. 

He has also written he is doing this to raise much needed funds for CAN and if you can help please visit his JustGiving page by clicking here.

Keith on the Coniston Trail marathon - getting in practice!

Keith on the Coniston Trail marathon - getting in practice!

EBC 17 - 30 women trek to Everest Base Camp

A group of hardy women chose to raise funds for CAN by trekking up to 17,600 ft to Evereset Base Camp and having set off on 29th September achieved their goal on 16th October. 

The group are raising funds in support of the building of Hostels for the Elderly at Kyanjin Gompa where many of the older members of the community who were displaced by the earthquake are still living in caves or makeshift accommodation. For a full account of the situation at Kyanjin Gompa please see Doug's Two Years After report

The image below shows a successful team celebrating with an image including the poppy of remembrance - perhaps by way of acknowledging the important contribution the more elderly make to their communities. 

The groups fundraising page on MyDonate will be taking donations until 16 April 2018 so if you would like to help please click the link here.

Mission accomplished! 

Mission accomplished! 


ANDREW ELLIMAN - Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th JULY

Andrew has reported back that "the race itself was a tough one and I started at 09:15 and finished at 04:00 hours the following morning. Sadly I had to pull out when I reached 50 miles as my legs simply wouldn't carry me the full distance of 62.5 miles". 

As far as CAN is concerned Andrew's achievement is astounding as is the financial contribution he continues to make to CAN and he can be justly proud in raising a further £560.00 on the day.

The link to Andrew's Facebook page can be accessed here

Andrew and friends - not exactly dressed for climbing!

Andrew and friends - not exactly dressed for climbing!

Andrew has supported CAN for some years now and back in 2015 he and a party of friends chose to fund raise through holding the Highest Dinner Party in the World on Everest. Tragically, just before this took place, the first of the earthquakes struck putting paid to any further climbing. Getting off the mountain in one piece was interesting but has not dimmed Andrew's sense of adventure. Consequently, he has signed up to take part in the Ultra marathon Race to the Stones a 63 mile race [100 kilometres] in 24 hours running the length of the Ridgeway. To read more about Andrew's challenge which he has chosen to do through BT's MyDonate click here. 

Andrew with Nepali children

Andrew with Nepali children

Andrew at the start of another marathon for CAN!

Andrew at the start of another marathon for CAN!



the total raised by heather is £800 - 400% more than her target!

Everyone at CAN is thrilled for her especially as her time in the race, on a very hot day in Edinburgh, was only 6 minutes outside her target time. 

With many thanks to Heather and all her supporters who helped raise this fantastic sum. 

Heather is running the Edinburgh Marathon at the end of this month to raise funds for CAN in order to give something back to Nepal after meeting many of the people whose lives had been devastated when she visited in 2016. Heather has already exceeded her target by 196% but is very excited at the prospect of raising even more so please click on the link to her JustGiving page and give generously. 



It sounds as if the weather on Saturday was pretty grim in Wales but this doesn't seem to have detracted from a record attendance and an astonishing total of around £7,500 to £8,000 which is not far short of Moel Siabod's overall target this year of £10,000. Fraser alone raised £837.56 - way in excess of the target he set himself of £500.00.

Thank you to you to everyone who has supported this wonderful event. 

Fraser has opened a fund raising page with JustGiving as he is planning a "Fun Fund Raising Day" at Moel Siabod Cafe. Full details can be found on the cafe's website, www.moelsiabodcafe.co.uk and is part of their ongoing "Reach Out for Nepal" project.  Fraser tells us that the day will consist of walking, running, cycling, mountain biking, wild swimming with additional activities at the cafe. An update will also be provided of progress being made at Melamchi School in the evening at 7 pm. Fraser has put together an update and his very informative document can be found here

Please go to Fraser's JustGiving page and help him reach his target of £500.00. 

TAMSIN WARR has opened a JustGiving page with a target of £1,125.00 for CAN in support of her trek to Everest Base Camp. To read more and to help Tamsin please click here to go to JustGiving. 

KATE McGREGOR & GERAINT MICHAEL have set themselves the challenge of cycling around the Annapurna Circuit and, in the process, raise £1,000 for CAN. They have already raised over £200.00 so to help them raise their target go to their JustGiving page and click here


Mark has entered Iceland's 250km Fire + Ice Ultra which will take place from 28 August to 2 September - which Mark describes as "six days and 250km of self supported purgatory". Mark's target was to raise £1,000.00 for CAN but his fund total on March 27 was £1,070.00 - with 5 months to go. If you would like Mark to exceed his target even further you can go to his JustGiving page here

NICOLE GARDNER is trekking to Everest Base Camp, EBC17 and has set herself a target of raising £700.00. Nicole has just opened her page so help her achieve her dream of raising £700.00 for CAN. 

The link through to Nicole's JustGiving page can be accessed here


Susie will be running the Paris marathon, or to give the event its formal title, Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, on the 9th April and will be wearing one of CAN's special technical t-shirts. So will anyone who is going to be in Paris on that day and who wants to support CAN go along and cheer Susie across the finishing line. 

Susie's JustGiving page can be accessed by clicking the link.

Posted on 10 April: Susie successfully ran the Paris marathon yesterday [we don't yet know her times]and she has achieved 104% of her target. Well done and thank you.  

Susie sent us this wonderful picture standing in front of "you know where" - brilliant proof of a successful fund raiser. Thank you.

Susie Raven in Paris, April 2017

Susie Raven in Paris, April 2017


Iain Dredge - 2nd june

As a result of hearing Paul "Tut" Braithwaite speak on Thursday 16th February in Huddersfield on behalf of the local Mountain Rescue Team and CAN Iain decided he wanted to support CAN and has opened a page on the JustGiving website. The link to Iain's page can be found here: JustGiving

Iain has set himself the crazy challenge of undertaking The Crossing [a three day 198 mile crossing of England from Whitehaven to Scarborough on a mountain bike called The Rat Race], a Man versus Lake which is a run along a 26.2 mile trail from Silverdale across Morecambe Bay up to Windermere and, finally, the Man versus Mountain 20 mile trail running from Caernarfon to Llanberis taking in the summit of Snowden en route.

Please see image of Iain on his 2016 challenge below - watch out for him this year on 2 June - wearing one of CAN's special T-shirts - as he sets off from Whitehaven at the start of The Rat Race.


Jill dobbie - 1st april- NEWSFLASH! Jill has raised £2,043.05 - 272% of her target.

Everyone at CAN wants to send a huge thank you to Jill and her friends who have raised so much money. Jill's 68 supporters have, between them, helped Jill raise well in excess of her original target.

The images below show Jill's party in the grounds of Crichton Campus, Dumfries. On the day Jill have 19 friends supporting her and encouraged her as she completed 108 sun salutations in 4 hours. 

Jill Dobbie and her friend Patti Lean. Patti kept Jill company throughout all 108 sun salutations

Jill Dobbie and her friend Patti Lean. Patti kept Jill company throughout all 108 sun salutations


Jill wanted to raise funds for CAN and titled her JustGiving page "A Month of Yoga Practice for Langtang" and she practiced sun salutations every day in April finishing off by practicing 108 in one day. Jill says this is a "tapas" or fiery self-discipline in yoga as each sun salutation consists of 24 postures that flow into each other.

Through the website CAN wants to thank all those friends who supported Jill throughout. 

Jill and friends April 2017

Jill and friends April 2017


Jill's page remains open and you can still support her - click the link to Jill's fund raising page at JustGiving.


Jill in the Langtang Valley in November 2016

Jill in the Langtang Valley in November 2016