Running for Running Water - The Everest Challenge
The threat of spreading coronavirus through a lack of hand-washing facilities was enough to spur a young man into action...
access to water plays an important role in combatting COVID-19. Child
Rescue Nepal was asked to install water tanks in some of the major
junctions in Makwanpur. Hundreds of people directly benefit from these
water tanks and hand-washing facilities.
The water tanks cost a total of £480 to install, and there was a need for at least five, giving us a target of £2400.
country as poor as Nepal cannot sustain the briefest of lockdowns and
the availability of water has a direct impact on controlling the spread
of the virus.
Being home-schooled during lockdown, Namaste
owners' son, Oliver aged 12 at the time, took part in a Zoom session
with Child Rescue Nepal's CEO, Jo Bega. Inspired by Jo’s brilliant feat
of raising money by running the vertical height of Everest on her own
stairs, Oliver thought of his own idea to raise money to fund the water
Oliver set himself and his Dad quite a challenge! A keen
fell runner, his idea was to run the vertical height of Everest, (29029
feet). Plus the distance from Kathmandu to Mount Everest (around 224
miles by road and path) by doing regular runs, starting on World Fair
Trade Day, 9th May, 2020.
Finishing at the end of June 2020, the
pair raised £3,463.29 made possible by your generous donations. Totals
were 28 runs. 40,776 feet of ascent and 224.1 miles.