Nepal Trip and Hospice Project
Join Team WSB for a breath-taking 5 day trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. After you trek, volunteer at a local hospice and help with tasks such as gardening, painting and decorating.
When: Saturday 7th – Wednesday 18th October 2017
A land of geographic icons, historic adventures and monumental landscapes, Nepal sits in the shadow of Everest but shines with myriad treasures. With rare wildlife, vibrant art and culture and simple villages preserving an ancient way of life – Nepal has established itself as a serene yet adventurous destination! This trek covering the Annapurna region of the world famous Himalayas, will have you taking in spectacular views of snowy peaks, whilst immersing yourself in true Nepalese culture.
The average trekking time per day will be around 5-8 hours, depending on the average group pace. You will be covering approximately 8-15km per day which equivalents to 5-10miles. It will be a challenge but a very worthwhile one! Every mile you trek will be helping us continue to provide our top quality palliative care.
This is a wonderful opportunity to embark on a challenge with a community focused twist! After the arduous and challenging trek, you will spend two days helping a non-profit hospice care organisation in Kathmandu, which offers services and support to terminally ill patients and their families. Set up by a small team of doctors in 2000, the organisation has since provided free medicine, therapy and support to those in need. Expect to be tasked with basic refurbishment at the hospice e.g. repainting and decorating rooms, or improving the kitchen and bathroom facilities.
Download your own information pack for more information.
Join Team WSB
Registration for the Nepal Trek and Hospice Project is £395.00 for this 12 day challenge and community project. You then have 2 options:
- The Self-Funded Option – you pay the full cost – then 100% of any fundraising you do is donated to the Hospices.
2. The Charity Fundraising Option – you will be set a minimum sponsorship target of £2995.00 approximately half of which will cover the cost of your participation, and the rest will be donated to the Hospices.
To register your place contact our Challenge Events Team and request a registration form.
What To Expect!
As part of Team WSB our Challenge Events team are on hand to offer you plenty of support including:
- Unlimited Fundraising advice & guidance from a dedicated Challenge Events team
- A Fundraising Guide crammed full of brilliant ideas and useful information
- A personalised poster to advertise your online giving pages such as JustGiving & Virgin Money Giving
- Free vest or t-shirt when you choose to fundraise for us
- Fundraising materials such as banners, buckets and collection tins
- 100% satisfaction knowing that you are helping the Hospices to continue to provide palliative care and support to Surrey residents.
- Team WSB Nepal specific events such as reception evenings and group training walks.
Get in touch: If you would like any further information, please call our Challenge Events Team on 01483 881752 or send an email. We can’t wait to get you on board!
How I raised funds for a challenge event
Sarah Goldsmith is currently preparing to trek the Great Wall of China in order to raise funds for the hospices, she explains why she decided to undertake the challenge:
“I am passionate about raising awareness about the amazing work that the hospices do and I want to raise as much money as possible for them. It costs a lot to keep them running and although my Dad was only in for a couple of days, the nurses gave him full attention and the best care possible. I am a breast cancer survivor too, and with everything that’s happened I have realised that you just never know when you or your family might need the hospices. I’m also doing this for my dad in memory of him because he was my life and I know when I’m doing my trek he will be so proud of me.”
Here are some of Sarah’s ideas about get that all-important cash into the coffers for a big fundraising adventure:
Raising this amount was a lot easier than I had initially thought. It was daunting at first but when I reached the first £100 I was motivated to keep going, and then I reached my first £1000! My target was £2850 and I’m already nearly on £4000. I’ve had a lot of moral and practical support from my family along the way! For example, I had my cousin Julie swindles helping me from the start giving me lots of guidance and pushing me to achieve my target. She really helped me all the way through. We have both had breast cancer and feel that we are the lucky ones
With the help of my family I collected raffle prizes by calling local businesses, ran cake sales and tombolas. My sister helped me collect great raffle prizes like meals for 2 at nice pubs and even at the Hilton, swimming passes and more! I went around to businesses asking for sponsorship, the big one’s didn’t really pay much attention but the small and local ones were happy to support me. I’d usually go around on my bike or mid-training, so I would be sweaty and tired and they could see that I was really passionate and working hard for it, this really helped. I also own my own pet grooming business and had support from customers who sponsored me.
Once I’d realised that asking people for help actually works, it was plain sailing – or trekking! – and of course the Fundraising team gave lots of advice and tips, so I would really recommend chatting to them as well!