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Weʼre raising £2,400 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

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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, below freezing temperatures, 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 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.

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  • Hessia Fernandes3 months ago
    Hessia Fernandes

    Hessia Fernandes

    3 months ago

    Wanted to let you know that Oracle employees donated 570 euros to this project on Cake Donation Day. Very thankful. we re getting closer

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  • Hessia Fernandes5 months ago
    Hessia Fernandes

    Hessia Fernandes

    5 months ago

    Very happy to announce that today we signed up another Sponsor: Osteostrong. thank you Charlie and team for supporting Associacion Nena Paine.

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  • Hessia Fernandes5 months ago
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    Hessia Fernandes

    5 months ago

    Today i got the very happy news than 2 sponsors decided to back this initiative for an amount of each 500 Euros. They are Special Medical Clinic in Gibraltar and Cambridge Plan de Peso, Spain. They will pay the amount directly to Nena Paine who will then put this money aside and aggregate it to other funds i raise. I am so happy to work with such companies, who understand that aside from profits, helping communities is a worthy cause. I am amending the target here accordingly. Let s keep going!

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Page last updated on: 6/5/2018 10:19 AM



  • 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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Hessia Fernandes

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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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