As most of you know, in two weeks’ time, I am participating in an international climbing expedition to the summit of Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world. If successful, this will be number 7 of the 7 summits that I have climbed, but more importantly I want to use this expedition to create awareness and raise funds for UNICEF and specifically for the children in Nepal. These children continue to struggle with destroyed homes, a lingering emotional toll and the persistent threat of disease and exploitation following two massive earthquakes that struck near Kathmandu. The 7.8 and 7.3 magnitude earthquakes destroyed a staggering 605,000 homes in April and May 2015, leaving more than 1 million children in dire need of humanitarian aid. One year later, thousands of families continue to survive in makeshift shelters that simply won’t provide the warmth and protection they need to endure a tough winter.
It would be great if you can forward this message to all your friends, family and colleagues and if you make a donation via my personal page on the UNICEF website. My goal is to raise $10.000,- In return for your generous donations I will keep you updated during my expedition via my personal page on the UNICEF-website. I am also volunteering to share my stories and pictures of this and previous expeditions with your teams, organizations, classes, and other groups. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to get this organized upon my return from Nepal.
I am saying a big thank you for your donations on behalf of all children in Nepal! Please make a donation now, so that many small steps will make a big difference.