FRIENDS OF CAN
We are so very fortunate at CAN to have such a loyal and committed group of supporters, each of whom have helped to make Doug's dream of supporting the mountain communities of Nepal to become a reality.
Since losing Doug, the staff and Trustees of CAN now consider it to be our duty to continue his legacy, and as long as there is a still a need for our support in Nepal, we endeavour to keep delivering our life-changing interventions in the remotest regions of the Himalaya.
In order to achieve this, we are launching our brand new 'Friends of CAN' campaign, to encourage our supporters to help us In any way they can.
We are looking for a number of committed supporters who are willing to go the extra mile to help us continue to raise money, tell our story and reach out to new audiences to grow our supporter base. Anyone can become a 'Friend of CAN' by simply donating skills, time or money.
By becoming an official 'Friend of CAN', you'll be joining a network of likeminded individuals around the world, united in their passion for supporting the mountain communities of Nepal. We'll offer you all of the support and inspiration you'll need to organise your own events or fundraising initiatives.
Some ideas for your fundraising could include:
Organising your own Community Action Nepal talk or presentation, and charging for tickets
Hosting cake sales or coffee mornings
Taking on sponsored challenges, like marathons, fun-runs, swims or cycle-rides
Organising corporate events, like our Virtual Everest Challenge from 2020
Selling your own products, like your art, calendars, books, homemade jewellery and clothing.
We are also looking for 'Friends of CAN' to donate their time to help us with things like:
Posting out our Christmas card orders
Volunteering at events
Managing our online shop
We'd also love to hear some of your own ideas too!
BECOMING A FRIEND OF CAN
To become a 'Friend of CAN', you can download the official supporter pack here; full of information and ideas to help you become a 'Friend of CAN'. You can email us on email@example.com if you would like more support.
We hope to welcome you as a 'Friend of CAN' very soon, and by joining us in whatever way you are able, our combined efforts will help to keep Doug's legacy alive for years to come.
Our supporters over the years have been the backbone of our fundraising. Without them, it wouldn't have been possible to have improved the lives of so many people in rural Nepal.
To inspire you to become a Friend of CAN, have a look at some the amazing fundraising ideas our fantastic supporters have come up with in the past.
MOEL SIABOD CAFE
Paul Hodges and his team at the Moel Siabod Cafe in Snowdonia have been supporting CAN for years! They've raised over £70,000 by organising weekend fundraisers every year. This year, Paul did seven marathons in seven days, and ran up Moel Siabod mountain five times. The cafe also hosted a Reach Out for Nepal day, selling traditional Nepalese food, auctioning various items and culminating in a challenging team quiz.
IAN DRAISEY'S CYCLING SPORTIF
Ian Draisey is a good friend of the Moel Siabod Cafe. Each year, Ian helps to organise and run the cycling sportif, encouraging riders to seek sponsorship for their gruelling 100 mile cycle ride! The contributions from the cafe and the sportif have been used to build a school in Prok.
LINDA ORRITT'S CAKES AND BOOKS
Linda has been a committed supporter for many years. She has raised thousands of pounds for CAN by baking and selling delicious cakes, collecting and selling autographed mountaineering books, and helping to promote the work of CAN by telling our stories, getting involved in our events, and posting regularly on social media.
TRI 4 LIFE CENTENARY EVEREST TEAM
The Tri4Life team are a group of friends who have committed to raising money for charity every year by undertaking monumental challenges. In 2022, they're climbing Mount Everest and hosting lots of fundraising events in the run up to it, including a Guinness World Record breaking run in the London Marathon, dressed as a mountaineer.
HELEN SLATER'S CALENDARS
Helen has been producing arts and crafts to raise money for CAN for many years. Each year, Helen produces a calendar of her wonderful painting of Nepal and donates the proceeds to us. She has also created hand-sewn face masks during the pandemic, as well as telling our stories on her social media and her website.