A week in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, one-of-a kind Japanese tea pot, a selection of Nepal related books, eternally useful t-shirt, fridge magnets, drinks in cool bars around London and a framed professional photo from Nepal.
Money for...'Camp Hope' to help rebuild nepal
Thousands of displaced people from Nepal's remote mountain areas still reside in Kathmandu camps such as Camp Hope.
Camp Hope set up a fund with an aim to rebuild the 5 villages from Sindhupalchowk. The fund is being used to source the necessary infrastructure to build houses and social infrastructure capable of withstanding a similar event. As well as this Camp Hope’s funds have been going towards to training the villagers, providing them with the skills to rebuild their own villages, but also the ability to help others and earn an income at the same time.
The land where these villages previously existed has been structurally compromised: there are deep cracks in the earth which during the monsoon have filled with water which are likely to cause catastrophic landslides. Slopes destabilised by the series of earthquakes & recurring aftershocks are at much greater risk of slope failure now that they have been saturated but the monsoon rains. The time frame for safe resettlement or relocation to alternative sites is highly uncertain. Construction and resettlement has not been feasible until now.
More info on our website.
Why We're Involved
As many of you will know, Milla and Will were travelling in Nepal at the time when the earthquake hit and saw the damage that it caused first hand. Having joined together with Rachel, who also has a long-standing relationship with Nepal, the three of us decided to organise this fund-raising event to celebrate the rebuilding of this beautiful country that we and many others have fallen in love with.
We've begged some prizes off people and some of them are just marked up but whatever you buy you can be sure that most of your spending will be going to Nepal, if you want to just donate please visit your website below...
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More info about the books:
"The Snow Leopard" by Peter Matthiessen. A beautifully written book which covers the author's trip into the Himalayas in search for the elusive and mystical mountain cat but also of a spiritual journey. (Second hand)
"While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal" by Elisabeth Enslin. A fascinating book about an American woman who marries a Nepali man from a village in the lowlands. The book takes your through her transition to life as a wife and a woman in Nepal and follows the struggle of local women to make their voices heard. One for the feminists amounst you.(Second hand)
"Little Princes: One Man's Promise To Bring Home The Lost Children Of Nepal" by Conor Grennan. A story of a philanthropist who discovers that the children in an orphanage he visits aren't orphans at all, he helps reunite families across Nepal. (Second hand)