Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Live The Adventure Earthquake Appeal Nepal

Those that know me will know I have been lucky enough to have spent over half of my lifetime exploring, travelling, guiding, working and training others in Nepal. Some of you may have accompanied one of our many trips on the rivers or in the mountains over the years or attended training we have run for international students and the local guides.

Over the years I have partnered local businesses, shared offices, and made so many friends, and in doing so gained an international family and somewhere I’m privileged to call my second home.Live The Adventure has had links with Nepal for 25 years – not just myself, but my family, the team of staff here and many of our customers, all having a special bond with the people that live there.

For those that have had the privilege of visiting Nepal you will know what I mean when I say that it may have the biggest mountains and the best rivers, but what makes it so special is neither of these – it’s the people that live there.

Whilst the Earthquake itself may have been ‘expected’ at some point in the Himalayas, the infrastructure in Nepal is such that there was no way they could deal with an incident of this scale. The people are some of the most resilient and adaptable I have ever met, they have been through so much over the last decade and are used to helping each other and themselves through times of hardship – however with a disaster of this scale they will need help – lots of help.

And they desperately need ours!

Whilst essential rescues teams and aid arrives from around the world to assist with the immediate rescue, the reality is that this will be a long road to recovery for the people of Nepal. Whilst the impulse reaction is to want to send something or do something, like jump on a plane to assist, the reality is that they will need long term financial support to recover from this.

We have launched a fund raising appeal to help that long term redevelopment of basic welfare for the people of Nepal, as a result of our own desire to support and as a response to the many of you that have contacted us to assist.

I was due to go to Nepal in 2 weeks time and have decided to still do so, to offer friends and colleagues support and to gauge the level of long term impact this will have on the country.

On the 31st May we will be holding our annual open day here at Live The Adventure with a full program of activities on offer. We will also be showing the impact on so many lives that have been effected by this tragedy, and we will be launching the full details of a list of events that we will be running throughout the coming summer months with all of the proceeds raised going to recognised projects and charities within Nepal, directly to those that need it. (see below for event details)

In the mean time we have started a specific PayPal donation account today linked to our website and Facebook to start the fundraising and our support for the people of Nepal. So whether you want to just donate through PayPal or take up one of the unique fund raising challenges we have planned throughout the year, every penny will go directly to those that need it. If you want to get involved and put on your own event or fundraiser and want some advice or assistance – that would be great too!

The people I have spoken to in Nepal are already so grateful to the public for the support and prayers so far – lets now help them rebuild their lives.

Thank you

Anthony

Earthquake Appeal Events & Challenges 2015

 As many of you know Nepal is the Global capital of Adventure, so what better way to raise money then to run a serious of events and challenges that you can get involved with to raise much needed funds for the people of Nepal.

Events at Live The Adventure

  • Live The Adventure will be hosting its annual Open day with all its activities, food and entertainment for families on Sunday 31st May, 11am to 4pm.
  • Country Treks Cheese and Wine Evening – Tuesday 12th May. £5.00 a head.Join fellow riders and friends for a social evening at Live the Adventure
  • Annual Paintball Tournament 13th June, 10 – 4pm – teams of 5 for the fast and furious summer event with BBQ and prizes for the winning teams. Great for groups of friends or maybe enter a team from work!
  • Summer Ball – 15th August – Why not join us or book a table for our summer ball. Food, music, guest speakers and some amazing donations for our charity auction.
  • Music Festival – 13th September we’ve done it before and ‘The Hop’ is back – our Sunday afternoon chill out of local bands, local food and local ale!

Our Summer Earthquake Appeal Challenge – with our team of staff

  • Pedal for Nepal,  Sunday 7th June – 30 mile bike ride from Birmingham to Stottesdon.  Entry fee includes Drinks and Nepalese meal post event at Live the Adventure. Entry fee and final details tbc.
  • Peaks and Lakes – you’ve heard of the 3 Peaks challenge –this goes one step further. Climb the highest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis) , England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon), but also kayak its 3 largest lakes. (Loch Lomond, Lake Windermere and Bala Lake) A multi day stamina challenge for the serious adventurer. First departure dates 2nd – 8th August.

Full details of each event will be released in the coming weeks and listed on our Facebook and website.

Proceeds from all of the above events will go to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. In addition to these we welcome any other fundraisers to put on their own events. Let us know and we can pass on the word and help.

Don’t forget donations welcome to our specific Paypal donation appeal fund are also welcome.

For full details of these events and challenges got to our website or drop us an email

OUR TARGET – £25,000 this year. 

In Nepal this is a massive amount that could go a very long way. A New School, essential medical equipment, or plenty of basic welfare support for a whole community.

Please Share this link and be a part of this essential rebuild of a wonderful Nation.

Check out our website for more details