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Weʼre raising £1,800 to rebuild a home for a family devastated by the Nepal earthquake of 2015

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In May I will be undertaking a three day trek to the village of Thangpalkot1 to see the work that has been done and to meet the family of Palden and Dolma Sherpa seen in the picture. Thangpalkot1 is an isolated village north east of Kathmandu in Nepal. I am spending four days in the village and will see the significant difference that the Campbell Foundation has already made and also see the work that has yet to taken.

The home of Palden and Dolma, together with the rest of the village, was destroyed in the earthquake that devasted the area in 2015. Since then they have been living in a temporary shelter which has very restricted facilities and limited protection in the harsh conditions.

Nepal is a very special place for me, from my first introduction by posting some much loved walking boots to a family in 2015, to voluntary work and trekking in 2016. This will be my second visit and a chance to work as a volunteer on a seperate conservation project and to support the village. When I decided to travel during my retirement, I was challenged to answer the question "why". My response is to try, in some small way, to make a difference, to give something back.

My aim is to raise the funds to enable Palden and Dolma to have their own home again. Through the work of the Campbell Foundation, the village is slowly being rebuilt, by the villagers themselves, one home at a time. All of your donations will be used to purchase the materials to do that and transport them over difficult terrain to the village. Please give generously.

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  • Martin Ousley5 months ago
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Page last updated on: 7/27/2018 4:07 PM

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  • David Potter

    David Potter

    Jul 27, 2018

    Keep up the good work Martin. All the best Dave

    £10.00

  • Judith Walker

    Judith Walker

    Jul 16, 2018

    Great work Martin. Hope we reach the target.

    £20.00

  • Steve Lassman

    Steve Lassman

    Jul 15, 2018

    Best wishes for making your target and to continue your good work.

    £20.00

  • Laura-Doe

    Laura-Doe

    Jul 15, 2018

    Wonderful project Martin

    £30.00

  • TonyE

    TonyE

    Jul 13, 2018

    Keep up the good work.

    £50.00

  • Lawrence White

    Lawrence White

    Jul 13, 2018

    Good luck with the fundraising and congratulations on all your work to this point!

    £10.00

  • Andrew Smith

    Andrew Smith

    Jul 13, 2018

    Well done Martin, sorry this escaped my attention before.

    £20.00

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Martin Ousley

Martin Ousley

I first got involved in 2015 when I sent some surplus walking boots to a contact in Nepal. In 2016 I was able to follow that up with a visit and a chance to do some voluntary work in the country.

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