We currently have three British cyclists taking on the challenge of a lifetime as they take the high road from Shanghai to Kathmandu – a mere 7,500km! Philip Hunter, Rory Buckworth and Sam Day are making the journey entirely self-funded and unsupported and are approaching the half way point as they travel through Vietnam. Not content with stretching themselves to the limit physically they’ve also produced a blog and a video diary on the way. Their delightful stage one and stage two/three diary reports are not to be missed! They’re going to these lengths to raise £50,000 in sponsorship towards the building of a girls’ refuge at Godawari in Kathmandu. Check out their fundraising page to see how they’re getting along and please take a few moments to make a small donation.
The refuge will have a 40 bed capacity and serve the vital role of providing transit and rehabilitation facilities for girls that we rescue from India. We will be building it to an earthquake-resistant design in partnership with the NGO Good Earth Nepal who specialise in innovative earthbag technology – check out what’s involved in that here. ChoraChori-Nepal and Good Earth Nepal have surveyed the site and completed the soil testing and it’s had the thumbs up. So we can start very soon with a view to having the refuge in operation by the end of 2016.