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Colin and Sandy Suckling's Fundraiser:

Education and change for Nepalese children

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BENEFITING: Wide Open Vistas

Colin and Sandy Suckling

THE STORY:

Colin and my first visit to Nepal was back in 2008/09 to do some hiking through the magical awe inspiring Himalayan Mountains. For any one that hikes and likes mountains this is the Disneyland of all hikes and Nepal brought many mixed emotions to us both. What we didn’t expect was the connection that we had with the Nepalese people along the way. We declared that one day we would go back but with a purpose to help out in any way we could. I personally had a real connection with the young girls that I met from the local villages. They would sit with me and somehow we would communicate in any way we could but what I did find out was that they should have been in school but the family needed fire wood so they were off collecting fire wood from the hills and carrying it down in baskets around there head with their Mothers and Grandmothers. The need of survival for the family outweighed there need for education. If you haven’t experienced poverty then this is raw and in your face. The issue is that education is how poverty can be changed so when Colin and I came across Wide Open Vistas and their fastpacks (trekking & running) in Nepal we decided to take on the adventure of the Langtang Fastpack and immerse ourselves in the people, local culture, the needs of villages some devastated by earthquake and relocated to other regions but more importantly raise much needed funds to support the efforts of WOV. We accepted that all children in our countries get an education but in Nepal that struggle is real and so a basic education is a challenge of many obstacles and yes every small donation can make a difference in allowing children to attend school. So help us change the lives of Nepalese children. And for us it doesn’t stop here as this is only the beginning of a journey a very exciting journey of long term goals and commitment……..more to come on that on our return.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,330

MONEY RAISED
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  • Phill dernee

    $50

  • Helen

    $250

  • Tay

     

  • Peatling Family

    $100

  • Janine Canham

     

  • Miss Clayton

    $25

  • Agnes Cheng

    $80

  • Zero 3 Communications

    $100

  • 4 Deserts Race Series

    $100

  • Neri

    $50

  • Carolyn and Rohan

    $50

  • Jacqui Tol

    $25

  • Pam Rickard

    $50

  • Sarah Witte

    $50

  • Sandy Kondo

    $25

  • Dina

    $25

  • Kerry & Terry Bell

    $25

  • Ian Wright

    $100

  • Anne Lucas

    $100

  • Maegan Kerr

    $50

  • Janelle Murfitt

    $25

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33% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,330 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Janelle Murfitt

Janelle Murfitt

DONATION: $25

Well done u 2, amazing & caring as always. Enjoy. 3 months ago

Maegan Kerr

Maegan Kerr

DONATION: $50

Great cause! Look forward to hearing about your adventures! 3 months ago

Anne Lucas

Anne Lucas

DONATION: $100

Enabling education is such a noble goal. These children, like all around the world, should have access to a school so they can learn, grow and create a better future. All power to you Sandy and Col - you are such kind and caring souls making a real difference in this part of the world. 3 months ago

Ian Wright

Ian Wright

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Kerry & Terry Bell

Kerry & Terry Bell

DONATION: $25

Hey B2, good luck to you both and have a great time. 3 months ago

Dina

Dina

DONATION: $25

love you both! 3 months ago

Sandy Kondo

Sandy Kondo

DONATION: $25

I support you and Nepalese children. Good luck everything you do ! 3 months ago

Sarah Witte

Sarah Witte

DONATION: $50

Great work you two! Best of luck out there xxx 4 months ago

Pam Rickard

Pam Rickard

DONATION: $50

To one of the strongest, loveliest women on the planet! Thank you for being a force for good! xx 4 months ago

Jacqui Tol

Jacqui Tol

DONATION: $25

4 months ago