Two Gloucestershire-based builders are set to make an astonishing journey to Nepal this October – and they need your help to rebuild a school.
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AMAZING FUNDRAISING APPEAL:
Dave Whittaker (Bishop’s Cleeve) and Dave Duke (Brockworth) are aiming to rebuild a Nepalese school in an amazing bid to support children affected by the earthquake earlier this year.
The Daves will make the epic 4,500-mile journey in October and are calling out for support to raise £5,000 to fund the trip. The pair aim to buy building materials as well as school equipment such as uniform and books.
Whittaker and Duke have been in the building trade their entire working lives and feel confident the can use their skills to complete the construction during their trip. The Daves will take three weeks off work to travel to Gorkha – a badly-affected district near the epicentre of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck in April.
“We are hoping to raise at least £5,000 before we go and any donations would be greatly appreciated, not only by us but moreso by the Nepalese community.
We just wanted to do something to help and thought with our skills we could help to re-build one of the schools in the region.
The children are the ones that are most affected by this disaster, but by rebuilding their education we will hopefully be able to help them start rebuilding their future.
Education is one of the best ways to help strengthen family life, local communities and the country as a whole. Without this they have very little to develop on and will really struggle to rebuild their lives after that level of devastation”.
@Chelt52 fully backs the Daves’ amazing project and encourages donations at www.gofundme.com/zpqzg89h. Let’s make this happen!
“To enable us to help the people of Pokhara we would very much appreciate any donation, no matter hows small, and the sooner this happens the sooner we get our project underway”.