Walkers needed for Nepal challenge in aid of Save The Children
AN ADVENTURE travel company is hoping to raise £30,000 for charity by organising a trek to Everest base camp.
The Walking And Climbing Company, of Bishop Burton, specialises in organising adventure holidays in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal and Tibet.
The company decided to approach Save The Children in a bid to raise money for the charity.
The trek will take place from October 6 to October 23, taking in Nepal's dramatic scenery.
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Director Susie Sherpa-Baer is delighted to be raising money for a cause close to her heart.
She said: "We are looking for 30 people to take part.
"It is a challenge, but something any fit walker can accomplish.
"If we raise the amount we want then this will be the biggest charity trek we have done. My stepmum was involved in fundraising for Save The Children, organising village fetes and other events.
"We usually get approached by charities to organise fundraising treks but this is the first time we have approached one ourselves."
The Walking And Climbing Company was set up in 1999 and arranged its first charity trip in 2005.
Mrs Sherpa-Baer said: "Our aim with charity treks is to bring the cost down as much as we can so as much money as possible can go to the good causes.
"We think this is a viable thing to be doing with the resources we have.
"People embarking on the treks get to experience a new culture and amazing country while the charities get vital funds. Everybody wins."
The fundraising trek will head to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, taking participants through the one of the most beautiful trekking regions in the world, with time to explore its villages and monasteries.
Lizzie Lleshi, deputy head of national community participation for Save the Children, is delighted with the fundraising trek.
She said: "We want to wish the Walking And Climbing Company the best of luck with their Everest Base Camp trek. We're excited that we'll have a group of intrepid trekkers experiencing the world's highest mountain and raising money in aid of our work in the world's poorest countries.
"We look forward to hearing their stories."
The cost of the trip is £1,750 per person and people are asked to raise a minimum of £1,500.
For those who book before March 1, the minimum fundraising target will be lowered to £1,000.
To find out more or to sign up, email Susie at Sbaer@walkingandclimb ing.co.uk or call 01964 551029 or 07718 755031.
Alternatively, visit walkingand climbing.co.uk/treks/savethe children.html