Nepal Trek 2018
Our national hospitality industry team steps up to the challenge
Sep 28 2017
In April 2018, a team of 21 chefs, restaurateurs and food industry experts from across the UK will take on an ambitious trek challenge through the Himalayas in Nepal with the goal of raising over £110,000 for Action Against Hunger to help save the lives of malnourished children and enable them to grow up strong and healthy.
For most, this will be the first time they have taken on a physical or fundraising challenge of this scale - and it will certainly be tough! The team, including renowned chocolatier Paul A Young, Peter Sanchez (Casa Mia), Josh Eggleton (Pony & Trap) and Mary-Ellen McTague (Manchester Art Gallery), faces five long days on their feet through mountainous, challenging terrain at altitudes of up to 4,300 metres. Facilities will be basic with no access to showers or toilets throughout the trek, and the team will camp each night along the route.
Bristol-based trek team member Kieran Waite (Season + Taste, Bravas Tapas), has no hesitation in taking on the challenge:
“We believe through hospitality we can help to make a positive impact, and along with our staff, customers and suppliers would like to invite friends and family to get involved and make a difference. The recent news stories surrounding famine in East Africa caught my attention, and I became inspired by the work of Action Against Hunger; I wanted to support them in their work, raising funds and awareness by doing something completely out of my comfort zone.”
Action Against Hunger's Head of Challenge & Community Events, Francine Heggie, said:
"Langtang Valley only re-opened for trekking earlier this year, having been significantly affected by the devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal in 2015. We're really pleased that as a team, not only will we be raising vital funds to treat malnourished children around the world, but by choosing this location for the 2018 trek we will be supporting local communities in re-establishing their trekking-related livelihoods."
Action Against Hunger has worked in Nepal since 2005, treating children for life-threatening malnutrition. When two devastating earthquakes struck the country in April 2015, we scaled up our work there significantly. Today, families continue to rebuild their lives. We are providing malnourished children with urgent treatment and follow-up care, and work with the Nepalese health authorities to bring nutrition treatment to communities.
You can support the team in their fundraising efforts today by making a donation to one of their sponsorship pages. Every donation is hugely appreciated and will help to provide malnourished children with healthier futures.
Nepal Trek 2018
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