The heroic runners and walkers of the Himalayan Trusty Runners team have taken on the mighty challenge of raising $25,000 to support of the Himalayan Trust’s work in Nepal.
Ever since the 1960s when Sir Edmund Hillary built the first schools and hospitals in the Everest region of Nepal, the Himalayan Trust has been working fight poverty and strengthen local communities.
The team is following in the footsteps of Sir Ed himself by helping to bring better education, safe water and better healthcare to remote villages in the Himalayas and helping communities rebuild after the devastating 2015 earthquakes.
As a team, we are aiming to raise $25,000 – the cost of rebuilding 2 classrooms at schools in the Solu district which were damaged in the earthquakes. Over the next 3 years, the Himalayan Trust will be rebuilding over 150 classrooms, student hostels and toilet blocks at 33 schools – including some of the most remote schools in the Everest region.
Please support us as we train and fundraise towards our goals of crossing the finish line at the Marathon and supporting the people of Nepal.
By making a donation of $60, you could help buy essential school books for 10 children, in a region where reading books and school stationery are a luxury that many families and schools cannot afford.
A donation of $120 could help the Himalayan Trust equip a high school science lab.
A donation of $330 could provide desks and benches for 20 children, helping the Himalayan Trust to refit schools damaged in last year’s EQs.
The work of the Himalayan Trust would not be possible without the generous support of people like you – thank you!
For more information about the Himalayan Trust’s work, please visit www.himalayantrust.org.