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£2,305raised of £3,500 target by 56 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,305 to help rebuild a secondary school for 700 children in Bhotenamlang, Nepal.

    Chamonix, France and Dublin, Ireland
    Funded on Wednesday, 31st October 2018

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    In August 2018, Brian and Elaine will each run the 170km Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) race to raise funds for the inspirational charity "Les Amis de Children's Home" (translated simply as "Friends of the Nepalese Children’s Home").

    Les Amis de Children's Home is a small and dedicated charity founded by Frenchman Patrice Floquet in 1998 which runs orphanages, schools and health centres in Nepal, improving the lives of thousands of Nepalese children, many of whom were recently orphaned by the 2015 earthquakes.

    Brian and Elaine aim to raise together £3,500 to help Les Amis de Children's Home to rebuild a secondary school for 700 children in the village of Bhotenamlang, north of Kathmandu in Nepal.

    The school in Bhotenamlang was devastated in the 2015 earthquake - only one building comprising 3 classrooms (the three built by the charity for the school in 2009) survived. The 700 children are currently accommodated in temporary bamboo and tin huts. Les Amis de Children's Home wish to rebuild the entire school with a strong two storey building. The project has been validated by the architect of the Nepalese Ministry of Education and will cost EUR 40,000 to build - of which Brian and Elaine hope to raise 10% . If Les Amis de Children's home raise further funds, they can also equip the school with tables, chairs and computers.

    FYI, here is a link to their webpage: http://lesamisdechildrenshome.org/PROJET-2017-a77.html

    With your help, Brian and Elaine hope to raise money for this worthy cause by completing the 2018 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.

    Thus, at 6pm on 31 August 2018 they will join over 2300 other runners from around the world at the Place Triangle D'Amite in Chamonix, France, for the start of the epic 170km race which will take them through three countries (France, Italy and Switzerland) and up and down over 10,000 vertical meters for the next two days - without sleep! Over 40% of starters will not make it to the finish within the maximum time limit of 46.5 hours. Brian is a previous finisher (2017) and this is Elaine’s third and final attempt (ever!).

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    • Elaine Smith & Brian Hutchinson3 months ago
      Elaine Smith & Brian Hutchinson

      Elaine Smith & Brian Hutchinson

      3 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you to everyone who have donated - it means a lot to us. Course went well for both Hutchinson's this year - we both finished in 42 hours (B) and 44 hours (E) hours. Tough as it was, it was a magical experience. Brian is back for more next year, Elaine is going to the south west of France on an 8 week beach holiday instead with lots of vino and cheese x

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    • Elaine Smith & Brian Hutchinson4 months ago
      Elaine Smith & Brian Hutchinson

      Elaine Smith & Brian Hutchinson

      4 months ago

      We did it! UTMB is a real monster of a race, taking you places both real and psychological that you've never been before! We are both so proud to have made it. But its just a race. What got us around is the support, and encouragement of others, and knowing that our efforts with your help will make a difference for hundreds of children in Nepal who have much more real challenges to face every day, whether they want them or not. Life is tough, but with the support of others and the confidence to push through, anything is possible!

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    • Elaine Smith & Brian Hutchinson4 months ago
      Elaine Smith & Brian Hutchinson

      Elaine Smith & Brian Hutchinson

      4 months ago

      6 days remain to the start of UTMB on Friday 31 August at 6.30pm and we're still up for it! Some gentle last minute training, equipment checks, 'bag-phaff' and last minute team planning and logistics remain. We'll be cheering on James Kearney and Christian Troughton in the TDS and OCC on Wed/Thur - then it'll be our turn on Friday! Our race numbers are Elaine: 411 and Brian: 413. You can follow us live over the entire race on https://utmb.livetrail.net/coureur.php?rech=411 (Elaine) and https://utmb.livetrail.net/coureur.php?rech=413 (Brian)

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    Page last updated on: 10/28/2018 12:04 PM

    Supporters

    56

    • Estelle Price

      Estelle Price

      Oct 28, 2018

      Better late than never! Hope it wasn’t too exhausting x

      £50.00

    • Hayley Olpin

      Hayley Olpin

      Oct 5, 2018

      £20.00

    • Dawn Fletcher-Price

      Dawn Fletcher-Price

      Sep 11, 2018

      Well done both of you!! Amazing! xxx

      £30.00

    • Michael J Kelly

      Michael J Kelly

      Sep 11, 2018

      Well done Brian and Elaine. Never noticed that you were doing it for this cause until today....how slow is that!!!! Great cause and happy to help. Would love to say 'see you next year' :-)

      £30.00

    • Gill Dowling

      Gill Dowling

      Sep 8, 2018

      Well done to you both! Hope you have recovered now! From all the Dowlings

      £20.00

    • Anna Broadhurst

      Anna Broadhurst

      Sep 3, 2018

      Well done you 2, amazing work!!

      £25.00

    • Kelly Thompson

      Kelly Thompson

      Sep 3, 2018

      Congratulations to you both - really amazing! And this is such an honorable charity.

      £50.00

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    Elaine Smith & Brian Hutchinson

    Elaine Smith & Brian Hutchinson

    Chamonix, France and Dublin, Ireland

    Elaine and Brian are husband-and-wife runners with considerable road and trail miles under their belts! Between them have over the years raised and contributed over £15,000 for charitable causes by pounding the pavements and scaling the hills.

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