Nepal, Everest Summit Anniversary, & Toblerone

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It’s four years today since I was on top of the world, literally.

Summit of Mt Everest
Summit of Mt Everest

I’m careful where I use the word luck, because to hold luck responsible for something isn’t always accurate and can take away from the effort involved.  However, I can definitely say, especially in light of recent events in Nepal, I was lucky enough to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

This morning there was news of a second huge earthquake in Nepal and I wanted to help, I wanted to do something.  My single donation felt like a drop in the ocean but together with other donations all of a sudden ‘we’ can make a difference.

I had an idea to reward donations with Toblerone.  A dear friend, knowing my love for chocolate, had recently given me a 4.5kg bar of Toblerone and I thought, perhaps people will donate to the efforts in Nepal and in return I can share a huge chunk of chocolate.

Toblerone
Toblerone

That was this morning.  Just 10hours later through generous donations, the Toblerone is almost gone and the £500 target that I wanted to raise has been met.

I can’t think of a better way to have recognised my summit anniversary than to have contributed to the efforts being made to help re build Nepal.

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There is still a few chunks of Toblerone left, so if you can donate, please do.  I have chosen the following four charities to support because I personally know the people who are responsible for where the funding is going.

https://www.crowdrise.com/fundraise-and-volunteer/the-team/helpsherpashelpnepal

http://support4sherpas.org/

https://www.justgiving.com/EPIC7/

http://thecloudbasefoundation.org/site/donate/

I’m asking for donations of at least £43 for a chunk of toblerone, simply donate to one of the above charities, let me know and I’ll send you chocolate!

Thank you.