'High Hopes' is a group of Nestling Trust supporters who are taking up the Challenge to Hike or Run the height of Everest, 8848 metres, or the height of Everest base camp, 5363 metres, during June 2020. The aim of the Challenge is to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus to vulnerable communities of Nepal.
Choosing a hill near to their home, the team will test their endurance, test their resolve, and test their sanity, all to raise funds for the Nestling Trust, so they can provide vital medical equipment and supplies to 5 Health Posts and 2 Covid-19 isolation areas in the Dolakha region of Nepal, as well as soap, for families without.
Anyone from anywhere in the world is welcome to join the team! All you need is a hill or flight of stairs - email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join 'High Hopes' and raise sponsorship - together we can help some of the worlds poorest communities and save lives.
Time is running out to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus to vulnerable communities in Nepal.
This pandemic is an unprecedented global disaster. It has already overwhelmed many European countries, and thousands of Nepali workers who have lost jobs are returning to their villages from Kathmandu, India, China, and the Gulf Countries.
Nepal reported 14 Covid-19 related deaths this week and 3762 identified cases of those tested. Lack of testing is a source of deep concern and given the speed with which the virus spreads, and the frail infrastructure of the country, Nepal could be facing a catastrophic loss of life, coupled with malnutrition and hunger due to loss of jobs and livelihoods.
Health posts in Nepal are doing all they can to help identify those who may have the virus but lack essential equipment. Some areas are several days journey away from any hospital or doctor. Isolation areas are being prepared but are also woefully short of equipment such as oxygen and even running water.
The Nestling Trust, a voluntary UK Charity, is providing urgent medical supplies such as protective gloves, aprons, and masks to 5 Health Posts in vulnerable village areas, and has already contributed £4500 for this purpose. Each area has a current population of approximately 6000 people. Health Post nurses are teaching villagers the essential measures of self-distancing and effective handwashing and provide soap for the needy.
It is vital that any cases are identified as swiftly as possible. The Nestling Trust, with their partner NGO in Nepal, is in a position to help, but desperately needs funds.
The Nestling Trust will provide:
1. Vital protective medical supplies for Health Posts.
2. Equipment for isolation areas being prepared for those with symptoms, such as blood pressure monitors, infrared thermometers, personal hygiene equipment, tapped buckets, oxygen
3. Soap, rice, and lentils for needy families.
Help is needed now! Could you help to make a difference and save lives? Every penny donated to the Nestling Trust is spent directly on the projects.
£5 buys 2 x nasal cannula
£10 buys 2 x oxygen masks and tubing
£20 buys 400 x surgical masks
£25 buys a 25kg sack of lentils or rice
£30 buys 4 x water containers with taps for handwashing
£40 buys 2 x Blood pressure monitors and 2 Sphygmomanometers
£50 buys 550 x pairs surgical gloves
£100 buys soap for 500 families for handwashing
£200 buys 4 x infrared thermometers
£320 buys an Oxygen concentrator.