COMMUNITY ACTION NEPAL IS INVITING YOU TO CLIMB EVEREST -
from the comfort of your own home!
to raise money to help support some of the poorest people on the planet - the mountain people of the Himalaya.
It’s been 45 years since Doug Scott and Dougal Haston stood on the summit of Mt. Everest, and become the first Britons to do - and the first ever team to ascend the south-west face.
To commemorate this incredible achievement, we’re inviting you to climb Everest - from the comfort of your own home!
We will be reuniting members of the original 1975 expedition, as well bringing you exclusive video content from some of the greatest mountaineering legends of past and present.
Please join our Founder, Doug Scott, our Patron, Sir Chris Bonington and our Trustee, Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite in climbing Everest to help raise essential funds for Community Action Nepal!
Our Founder, Doug Scott, on the summit of Everest, 1975.
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS:
CLIMB YOUR STAIRS 20 TIMES
And take a photo of yourself at the 'summit' - in your climbing gear for best effect!
There's prizes for the best outfit.
UPLOAD YOUR PHOTO TO SOCIAL MEDIA
Add your photo to your instagram, Facebook or Twitter account and tag us @communityactionnepal - and use the hashtag #climb4CAN to help spread the word too!
TAG FIVE OF YOUR FRIENDS AND ASK THEM TO JOIN IN
The more people we can invite to take part, the larger the project will grow - and the more people we reach, the greater the support we can offer the mountain people of Nepal.
MAKE A DONATION TO OUR JUSTGIVING PAGE
The suggested amount to raise and donate is between £5 and £20 - or simply whatever you can afford - even £1 is most gratefully received and will really make a difference.
That’s it! Super simple. You’ll officially be part of the 2020 Everest Climbing Team!
There will be special prizes for the most imaginative climbs, including best outfit, funniest photo, most family members climbing together etc. So get your thinking caps on!
Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite & Sir Chris Bonington, climbing their stairs as part of the Everest Challenge 2020!
BRINGING THE ADVENTURE TO LIFE!
Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite
Sir Chris Bonington
+ very special guests
Each week, the charity will be adding up how many stairs have been climbed and calculating how far up the mountain participants have collectively climbed.
As certain milestones are reached, we'll release some specially recorded interviews with the original 1975 expedition team members, telling the incredible stories from that part of the mountain.
At the summit, an exclusive video message will be released for everyone who has taken part featuring legendary mountaineering legends from the past and present.
HAVE YOU ALREADY COMPLETED THE CHALLENGE??
Thank you to everyone who has already climbed their stairs 20 times - please remember to upload your photo to social media, share it with your friends - and please make your donation here -->
Thank you, from all of us at Community Action Nepal!
Behind this fun campaign is a very serious objective; to raise money for the most vulnerable people of Nepal - the villagers of the high Himalaya.
Community Action Nepal has been supporting remote mountain communities for over 25 years and have helped them through decades of hardship. Whether it’s civil unrest during the Maoist insurgency or the 2015 earthquake in Gorkha that displaced over three million people, CAN has always been there delivering healthcare, education, porter welfare and improving people’s livelihoods and nutrition.
The COVID19 pandemic is different. This emergency has affected the entire planet. It has the capacity to cause problems for mountain people that may extend years into the future. Aside from the immediate risks to health, the pandemic will affect their food supply-chain, their economy and their overall health and wellbeing for the foreseeable future.
Young children outside CAN's healthpost, Lho.
WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?
CAN's ethos is very clear: to provide help where help is needed most.
The bedrock of CAN's support is resilience and independence. We give the local people the means by which to sustain their own livelihoods and create a continuously brighter future for generations to come.
We do this by creating spaces for education, farming and healthcare. CAN's support includes the building of well-equipped schools and health-posts, as well as providing specially trained teachers and medical practitioners. Since COVID-19, these practitioners have received extra training, equipment and medicines to help control the spread and impact of the virus.
Each community project also includes an organic garden, and in some cases, a qualified agricultural expert who encourages a more diverse diet within the villages and teaches more resilient farming techniques.
Community Action Nepal Health-post
SUPPORTING RESILIENCE & INDEPENDENCE
HOW YOUR FUNDRAISING CAN HELP
JUNIOR TECHNICAL FARMING ASSISTANTS
HEALTH POSTS & NURSES
The Community Action Nepal health-posts and nurses are absolutely vital for the health and wellbeing of the communities. Aside from providing medicine, healthcare and nursing, they also encourage healthy-living and community support through regular meetings with the villagers. This might include sexual health and education, pre and post-natal care, support to quit smoking and mental-health support.
Junior Technical Assistants (JTAs) are farming assistants from Nepalese colleges who are specially trained to help educate the local villagers in best farming practices, whilst also helping to tend to the gardens and crops. They can be a real life-line to these villages by helping to encourage sustainable farming techniques, promoting more nutritional diets and reducing dependency on supplies from outside the community.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
There's many other way that you can help. We've suggested some ideas below, but if you have any ideas that you'd like to discuss with us, we'd love to hear from you. You can email us HERE