Our charity challenge update from The Juniper Trust and the team in Nepal.
It costs £15 for 20 fruit trees to be transported and planted in remote Nepali villages. The saplings will generate fruit income for up to 10 years as they grow.
To raise money for the fruit trees, the KE team have crossed the entire length of the Greater Himalaya Range from Nanga Parbat in Pakistan to Namche Barwa in Tibet, passing through, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet… and back from Nepal to our home in the Lake District; that’s over 11,939km of hiking, running, biking, swimming and paddling throughout March and April in our ‘back yard’ – the UK Lake District to complete the distance.
During our challenge we raised nearly £2,000. Here’s an update from The Juniper Trust and our great team in Nepal:
“Nepal is going into lock down tomorrow night on the back of the surge in India but hopefully it will be over soon. The lock down should not disturb any of our plans to deliver the next 4000 trees for planting and we are still on track to deliver 4000 trees, May 10th – 15th. Local planting should not be affected.
Due to seasonable planting, the next batch will be approx: 1100 Lemon trees (3 variety), 1000 Avocado, 600 Alma (Gooseberry) , 600 Pomegranate, 600 Guava…