Irfana Tallat

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Fundraising for Penny Appeal
raised of £3,450 target
by 8 supporters
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Event: Penny Appeal - Everest Challenge, on 2 December 2011
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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.  I am aiming to raise a minimum of £3,450 for the forgotten victims of the 2010 Pakistan floods.


One year on from the worst flooding in living memory, thousands of the victims are still living in tents with only basic supplies, doing their best to survive amongst the terrible devastation. The water supplies are contaminated and the land is infertile which is impacting on the agricultural communities in the region.


At the time of the disaster Penny Appeal acted immediately, by distributing 32 tonnes of emergency aid. The charity is now aiming to help these forgotten victims by rebuilding communities and providing a lifeline so they can become self sufficient once again. We will do this by building houses; installing tube wells to provide a constant supply of clean water; offering small business funds to enable local businesses to operate again; and supplying aid packages to those who are still unable to provide for themselves.


Our initial fundraising target is £40,000 which will enable Penny Appeal to rebuild a small village in the Punjab province. The new houses will be of solid construction, built from bricks and cement and will be considerably more secure than the properties destroyed by the floods. Each house will have two bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom, living area and a veranda and will enable another family to begin to rebuild their lives and to find hope for the future.


Between the 2nd and 18th of December 2011 (along with a group of volunteers), I will be trekking to the base camp of Mount Everest - the world's highest mountain at 29,035ft (8,848m), to raise £40,000 for this appeal.  The Everest base camp itself stands at 5,357m.  This outstanding challenge will take us through the lush valleys of Sagarmatha National Park.  The trekking adventure will begin at Lukla, where we will trek to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar following the trail across numerous rivers.  The trek leads gradually uphill from Thyangboche, where we will reach a highpoint at Kalapathar (5,545m) with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers including Mount Everest.  Having completed the challenge, we will have the chance to explore the city of Kathmandu and its many temples and bazaars.


What your donations will fund:


Build a house in your name for £1,500

A tube well in your name for £600

A small business fund for just £250

An aid package for just £100




All the above is only possible with your help. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to show your support and commitment to help these forgotten victims.


Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.


So please dig deep and donate now.

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Penny Appeal

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Penny Appeal makes charity affordable and rewardable. We work in 30 crisis-hit countries, providing life-saving aid to the poor and needy to help alleviate poverty and transform lives for just pennies per day. Your small change can help us make a big difference – every penny really does count.

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