Sean Newman

Sean's Everest Base Camp Challenge

Fundraising for Fine & Country Foundation
raised of £11,200 target
by 111 supporters
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We raise awareness and funds to combat the causes of homelessness


Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my story.

So why am I doing a 12 day trek to Everest Base camp?

In 2015 there was a terrible earthquake in Nepal, 8,964 people died, 21,952 were injured and 3.5 million people were made homeless.Two years later people are still living in tents and wooden shacks.

I feel very fortunate that we live in a country that does not have earthquakes. We often take simple things for granted like having running water, a roof over our heads and food on the table.

There is a remote village in Nepal, 6 hours from the capital Kathmandu, called Thangpalkot1. Most of the village was destroyed, 86 homes in total. With the help of Fine & Country, Campbells Foundation, friends and colleagues we plan to rebuild the whole village one home at at time. 

It would be almost impossible for a family to save the money to build a home, it would literally take a lifetime. For us the cost of building a home is relatively cheap, just £1,600.

My aim is to share the story of this remote village and give people an opportunity to help. Between us we have the ability to change lives, rebuild homes and rebuild a community.

Every penny raised goes directly to buying materials to build these homes. There are no builders, middle men, charity administration costs etc. I have paid for my own expenses and I will be visiting the village after our Everest challenge to see how the money is being spent, to check on progress and to meet some of the families being helped.

I would urge you to dig deep, appreciate what you have and help give back a basic human need (somewhere to live) to these deserving people who have lost everything through no fault of their own.

Thank you for your support. Every penny raised will make a big difference. So give whatever you can from £1 to £1,600 to build a whole house!

So far with the support of Fine & Country Foundation, Campbells Estate Agency and other generous donations we have built 26 homes, so just 60 more to build. With the money raised from the Everest Base Camp challenge we hope to help 16 more families, taking the total to 42 homes built.

My aim is to raise enough money to build six homes for families in Nepal. I will add your name to a plaque that will be put on one of the homes.

Thank you :-)

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About the charity

The Fine & Country Foundation has been created to help combat one of the largest social issues in the UK – homelessness. Last year, the Government estimated around 2,414 people sleep on the street on any one night across England, a rise of 36% over three years. Often the reasons for homelessness are misunderstood, with many blaming the individuals for poor life decisions and carelessness. The reality is: people become homeless for a whole range of complex and overlapping reasons that cannot be avoided, such as family breakdowns, mental or physical health problems or debts. Solving homelessness does not only involve putting a roof over people’s heads, it is also trying to tackle the root of the problem and asking the question: why did they became homeless in the first place? The Fine & Country Foundation is dedicated to bringing together all Fine & Country agents in over 300 locations worldwide to raise awareness of the causes of homelessness whilst supporting homeless charities.

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