I did a reconciliation on monies raised this year for our Reach Out for Nepal fund & am pleased to announce that with your continued support we have raised over £6,500 this year. When added to the more than £3,400 raised by Ian Draisey’s MSS (Moel Siabod Sportif) that brings the total to £9,900 so thank you to all who have contributed again this year.
Since Phil & I set out towards Moel Siabod at Dawn in late June 2015 with no specific goal of how many summits of the mountain we could achieve before the clock struck sunset (we reached 10 in the end) the total raised by ROFN & the MSS has now just exceeded £120,000.00. All of those monies have gone to the late Doug Scott’s charity, Community Action Nepal (C.A.N.).
C.A.N.’s work has not only rebuilt all of their schools & Health Posts, many of which were raised to the ground in the 2015 Quake but also gone on to create new Schools, Health Posts & Community Vegetable Patches. Much of the work is undertaken by the locals themselves with C.A.N. providing the expertise to ensure that materials & designs are to rigid Earthquake Proof & Safety Standards.
Specifically our funds have been used to help re-fit the highly respected Melamchi School, completely fund an entirely new school in the village of Prok (at an altitude twice as high as Snowdon) & contributed to C.A.N.’s general funds. This years funds are now helping to re-locate a Health Post in the village of Lihi, the existing one being located below a hazardous slope at risk from future Earthquakes, the budget for which is £45,000.00.
On behalf of C.A.N., ROFN & MSS, I would like to extend a massive thank you & congratulations to all those who have provided energy, time & donations in helping us reach such a figure.
Moving forward I plan to do one more run next year to make it ten years of ‘type 2 pain’ before retiring but despite that the plan is to continue ROFN for many years to come despite changes to our Cafe circumstances.
Next up though is our Xmas raffle where again all funds will go to ROFN, for details visit our Facebook site or simply come into the Cafe & see some of the great prizes on offer.