Traversing the Himalayas for The Ghurka Welfare Trust
Bullet 500s
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the gurkha welfare trust
10 months 20 days left
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1st Nov 2017 at 12:00 PM
3rd Nov 2018 at 12:00 AM
Why we're pledging
On 1st December 2017, Sam Webb, Tommy Carr, Rupert Stanley, Julian Erleigh, Rory Shearer and Jack Baucher will be motorbiking on Royal Enfield motorbikes with Tears for Tigers Travel (http://www.experience-wildlife.com) 700km into the Himalayas to raise awareness of the fantastic and vital work the Ghurka Welfare Trust does across Nepal.

http://www.gwt.org.uk

The area we are going to – Mustang – is normally accessible only by foot or helicopter. We will be riding on Royal Enfield Bullet 500s, traversing the world’s deepest gorge, climbing to an altitude of 4000m-plus, passing through rivers, navigating technical single-track high mountain passes and sleeping in local lodging along the route. We may encounter regular snowfall, landslides and glacial melt.

We recognise that this trip is an adventure folkdream but believe us – the challenge will be difficult. It will push our physical skills, powers of endurance and the bike to the limit. We would love to raise some money for a chosen charity as our way of giving back.

We have chosen The Ghurka Welfare Trust in recognition of the debt we have to these formidable soldiers who gave so much to Britain during the world wars. Unlike other veterans, they are not entitled to pensions and cannot rely on the welfare state in their old age. GWT has been working tirelessly since 1969 to relieve poverty and distress among Gurkha veterans, their dependants and their communities. It provides former soldiers with:

- financial aid
- rural water and sanitation aid
- medical care
- housing support

We cannot think of a better cause to promote and fundraise for. Any support you can give would be hugely appreciated.

All the costs of the expedition are being met by the 6 of us personally or by our sponsors. We have chosen this platform, Pledgit, because their fee is just 2% of donations unlike JustGiving which takes 5%. They have also arranged £500 of match-funding. This means that if you are kind enough to donate, the highest possible percentage of whatever you give will reach GWT.

Thank you.

Sam, Tommy, Rupert, Julian, Rory and Jack
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