Colin Marr Memorial Trust recently donated to Supporting Sherpa Children. This has come about after Colin’s Dad’s trip to Everest Base Camp. Head here to read more about Allen’s trip to Everest Base Camp.
We have included below the conversation we had with the charity via email so you can see what Colin Marr Memorial Trust is doing to help young children in Nepal.
Many thanks for your extremely generous cheque which arrived in the post today.
I have put a thank you post on your Facebook page, but also wanted to thank you personally for the donation. I have taken the liberty of adding you to our mailing list for updates. Our next trip to Nepal is March next year and there will be plenty of pictures on our Facebook page showing the progress of our projects.
If you ever want to return to Nepal, let us know when you are going, it is likely that one of us will be out there (I am personally out there every Spring and Autumn) and we may even be able to take you to one of our projects.
Sounds like your son was an amazing young man, you are doing wonderful work in his memory.
Thanks for the information Hazel. Clearly lots of funds are needed for the efforts of building and staffing schools in the Everest region.
The Colin Marr Memorial Trust has only modest finances at the moment, mainly from a legacy fund which was established from Colin’s estate, so we can only contribute in a relatively minor way at present.
However, we hope we can continue to grow the Trust and its finances and make larger contributions to your work in Nepal.
Believe me Allen your contribution has been more than generous and we are extremely grateful.
We are working hard on fundraising and we know this is something that will (and has already) take over our lives.
We are grateful for your support and the fact that you have mentioned us on your website and Facebook page may help other people be aware of our work, so you have done an enormous amount already.
You have seen first hand what a relatively small amount of money in the UK can buy in Nepal – I am always amazed at how much we can give these children.
Your donation will enable us to buy either 20 children a full set of school uniform (trousers, jumper, shirt, tie and warm waterproof coat) or 50 Nepali/English story books, amongst other things. So a very meaningful donation.
Thank you once again for your support.
More about Supporting Sherpa Children
The charity ‘Supporting Sherpa Children’ was set up in 2013 by Roger Owen and Hazel Grace, following their successful Everest Trek in 2012, which raised £700,000 for the Foundation (including company matching). It was this trip that provided Roger and Hazel the motivation to want to help Sherpa children. By giving children living in poverty improved access to quality education, these children, who live miles from the nearest major city Kathmandu, can realise their full potential and gain access to further education and/or employment opportunities.
Click here (.pdf) to read more about about Supporting Sherpa ChildrenClick here to donate to CMMT