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Weʼre raising £40,000 to Build and run a Sustainability Cookery School in the Gambia

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The Challenge

The concept of Everesting is fiendishly simple yet brutal cycling challenge: Pick any hill, anywhere in the world and complete repeats of it in a single activity until you climb 8,848m – the equivalent height of Mt Everest.

The Triple

The Triple is on another level – It involves not just one successful Everesting but three, in a row, with a maximum of 4 hrs sleep. It's an endurance event so challenging that it has only ever been achieved by 50 or so cyclists; so if Nick is successful, he will have cycled 26554m in elevation in 72hrs and he will be amongst a cohort roughly a third the size of the number of people who have summited the actual Everest 3 or more times.

What are we raising money for?

Waste to Wonder Worldwide are a Social Enterprise and charity (Reg 1099665) that support education around the world through our pioneering School in a Box programme. By redistributing office furniture and equipment from corporate customers we have equipped over 1400 schools in 40 countries and deliver some amazing sustainability results – each year diverting thousands of tonnes of equipment from waste and preventing 6,000,000 of CO2 emissions through reuse.

The Sustainability Cookery School programme was inspired by a recent visit to the Gambia where we witnessed first-hand the impact that Solar Bore Wells have for food and water sovereignty and how rapidly we can expand on the social impact of the school in a box project through our exciting new Sustainability Cooking School Initiative. The programme pulls together 20 years of experience in delivering educational opportunities around the world, the immediate alleviation of significant issues that a lack of safe drinking water causes, and tackles one of the biggest humanitarian issues outlined by the UN, that of food safety and sovereignty, all issues that are magnified in an age of global warming.

Why is Nick attempting this challenge:

“For as long as I can remember, sport has been a part of my life. It has been the crutch shall we say to my health and wellbeing. I feel I have been given an opportunity to do good in this world through sport, and as crazy as climbing Mount Everest sounds, I honestly believe, doing this 3 times on my bicycle in a single ride is possible and can achieve three incredible outcomes along the way.

These are: 1. (Primary) Raise much needed funding for a Sustainability Cooking School - Food is close to my heart as a Type One Diabetic.

2. (Secondary) Support three Everest virgins achieve their dream - I have a passion for seeing people achieve their dreams.

3. (Least important factor) And as a contrarian, I want to show the diabetes world that you don't have to listen to these crazy diabetes ambassadors who promote this idea that diabetes is anything other than a gift. Life with diabetes is not that hard. Unless you make it hard. (And that statement doesn't mean diabetes won't go away, but it is about acceptance and driving forwards)

My message is, that no matter what we choose in life, it will have challenges, it will have highs and lows. It's not about the "thing", but more about how we see and work with that thing that makes the difference. Seeing communities come together and giving towards providing opportunities that weren't available before will be rewarding for all.”

Nick Glover - Business Development Manager, Middle East Waste to Wonder Worldwide.

www.wastetowonder.com

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    He’s doing well, on climb 12 of 21 couple of small accidents falling asleep whilst riding but he’s smashing it!

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  • Sian Rowlands

    Sian Rowlands

    Apr 1, 2024

    A worthy initiative I am happy to support in whatever small way I can.

  • Mr Wong

    Mr Wong

    Mar 31, 2024

    Bonkers...well done!

  • James Duncan

    James Duncan

    Mar 31, 2024

    Blown away by the grit shown this past weekend! Awesome to have been a small part of it - and what a great cause to support!

    £150.00

  • Emily Burton

    Emily Burton

    Mar 30, 2024

    Phenomenal achievement!

    £100.00

  • Gem

    Gem

    Mar 27, 2024

    What an incredible achievement!! Well done!!

    £25.00

  • Swell

    Swell

    Mar 26, 2024

    Well in lad. Absolute machine

    £25.00

  • Steven Pipikakis

    Steven Pipikakis

    Mar 26, 2024

    Great event, people and achievement for a great cause

    £100.00

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Michael Amos

Michael Amos

Michael Amos is the Managing Director of Social Enterprise and UK charity Waste to Wonder. Waste to Wonder have been delivering ESG and Sustainability Impact for over 20 years - They have donated over £36m in equipment to some amazing charities and are certified Carbon Neutral

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