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raised of £547 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £547 to "Hessia's Climbing Everest" to help an Underprivileged Children's charity and to buy them a very much needed second hand mini-bus

    San Pedro de Alcántara, Spain
    Funded on Saturday, 1st December 2018

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    On the 7th October 2018, I will set out to climb Everest Base Camp in Nepal, and this time, I am fundraising for a Spanish charity called Nena Paine, which supports underpriviledged children in and around Malaga (

    The kids come from families with low and very low income. It s hard to believe that here in Europe and in 2018, children can still suffer from poverty, malnutrition and social exclusion but unfortunately, i've seen it first hand (even if the kids "look" normal by the way, it doesnt mean anything). This often leads to under-performance at school and low self-esteem. The charity Nena Paine, its president Mercedes and all the staff, help daily, 240 children from age 4 to 18. They provide a secure, "warm" environment for after school tuition by certified teachers and psychologists; they organise and encourage children to participate in extra-curricular activities through sports and cultural visits; they provide free meals to the most needy. But most of all, they give these kids a sense of self-respect and the realistic principle that through education, self-belief and hard work, their dreams can come true!

    I visited them with one of my colleagues Carmen del Campo and seeing how they operate, one of the things that hit us was the difficulty they have to transport kids around, take them to matches but also the challenge they face when distributing the food to the families in need: they have to use public transport (with tons of food, imagine), ask parents as and when they can help (not all of them have cars) and it's all terribly inefficient. They could really do with a second hand mini-bus with folding seats so they can take kids from A to B, but also use the bus to distribute food pallets.

    So and as anything else in life, it takes funding to sustain this charity and this is where i come in. For those of you who know me, you will know that i climbed Mount Atlas to deliver shoes to children in remote Moroccan villages, I climbed Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the UK charity Samaritans who help people in mental distress ( So now it's Everest BC for a second hand mini-bus! I need your help, i need your donations, however small.

    I can honestly tell you that your donations will make a difference, i will make sure that it is used for the goal set, it s not going to be mishandled, i ll see to that.

    I'm going to have to dig deep again physically and mentally on that mountain (not looking forward to the vomiting, cramps, uncontrollable crying and my worst enemy on those mountains: altitute sickness! Really makes me feel like Sh@t and worse!), i ll do my best to reach the Base Camp summit so please help me on this journey.

    Please note that my little escapade in Nepal is completely self funded (i am paying for it all) so your donations will go 100% to the charity. Please give as little or as much as you feel/can.

    I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart! Don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions +34-671-721-452.

    Love you




    • Hessia Fernandes5 years ago
      Hessia Fernandes

      Hessia Fernandes

      5 years ago

      Ok so mission accomplished. Raised over 16K Euros, thanks to the Golf Tournament and in the process of selecting the minibus. As i am going to close this page, I wanted to say a final thank u to you all.

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    • Hessia Fernandes5 years ago
      Hessia Fernandes

      Hessia Fernandes

      5 years ago

      I have reached more than 6K Euros thanks to all my corporate sponsors and your individual kind donations so i never get enough saying thanks so....MERCI!

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    • Hessia Fernandes5 years ago
      Hessia Fernandes

      Hessia Fernandes

      5 years ago

      A massive massive THANK YOU to Marbella Club for their extremely generous donation. Will reveal the exact number on the 20th November as it is the day they are hosting a Charity Golf Tournament for the Asociacion Nena Paine. I am so grateful that they have supported me in this endeavour. It s all thanks to 2 amazing friends Ronan and Emma who made it possible. Stay tune for the final number next week! Besitos

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    • Hassan Bari

      Hassan Bari

      Jun 5, 2018

      Wish you all the success!And big respect to your initiative!


    • Stevo


      Apr 2, 2018


    • Becky Gash

      Becky Gash

      Mar 30, 2018

      Best of Luck Hess! I hope you have an amazing time and such an amazing cause. Xxxxxxxx

    • Mickael Bessis

      Mickael Bessis

      Mar 30, 2018

      Proud to be part of a great initiativeKeep the good work

    • Anonymous


      Mar 22, 2018

      My little gift for your big mission!


    • Fabio Sanginesi

      Fabio Sanginesi

      Mar 21, 2018

      Keep doing this!

    • Anonymous


      Mar 19, 2018

      Mucha suerte Hessia!! Great initiative!

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    San Pedro de Alcántara, Spain

    Sunrise over Sunset;Tea over coffee; Movies over Reality TV; Honesty over Bullsh@; Nature overs Brands; Champagne over Beers; Small fish in a big sea over Big fish in a small sea; Roger Federer over Nadal; Cats over Dogs; Mountains over Sea? ...hummm a difficult one...a draw!

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