102 %
raised of £2,700 target
by 60 supporters
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Jake Rowles

Jake's Nepal Expedition

Fundraising for Raleigh International Trust

102 %
raised of £2,700 target
by 60 supporters
  • Event: Expedition

Raleigh International Trust

We inspire communities and young people to create lasting change around the world

Charity Registration No. 1047653


Hi! I’m Jake. A photographer living in Cardiff, Wales. I’ve recently been given the opportunity to work as a photographer/volunteer manager with Raleigh International on a 3-month expedition to Nepal. I’ll be setting off in September to document the amazing work the volunteers are doing in Nepal.

Take a look at some of my work at:


I need to reach my fundraising target in order to be a part of the expedition. So if you’re able to donate I will be very grateful, you will be helping an amazing cause and supporting the brilliant work Raleigh International are doing in Nepal. 100% OF MY FUNDRAISING TARGET GOES DIRECTLY TO RALEIGH INTERNATIONAL.

Who are Raleigh International and what do they

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity. They work for and with young people, alongside rural communities in impoverished areas to create positive and lasting change.

What will I be doing?

As the expedition photographer, I will be visiting various project sites to document the hard work Raleigh's volunteers will be doing.  I’ll also be part of a team of volunteer managers working from the in-country headquarters to support the expedition. My photos will be used on the expedition blog (which you can follow whilst I’m in Nepal). My work will also be used in the end of expedition magazine and for Raleigh Internationals marketing material.

Why Nepal?

In Nepal Raleigh’s work focuses on delivering awareness raising, peer to peer education and skills training in key areas of community resilience, such as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Entrepreneurship Development and Community-based Natural Resource Management.

Nepal is among the poorest countries in the world and the second poorest country in Asia, with 23.8% of its people living below the poverty line. Inequality remains a major challenge; only 6% of women are in
formal employment, and only 10% of working women receive payment for their work. The poorest are also most at risk to climate change and natural hazards – Nepal is the fourth most climate vulnerable country in the world.

On April 25th 2015, Nepal experienced a devastating earthquake in which over 8,000 people lost their lives. More than 22,000 people were injured and over 800,000 houses were destroyed. Due to the country’s high levels of inequality and poverty it was poor and rural communities that suffered most. They lost the ability to provide for themselves even the most basic needs of food, water and shelter. Raleigh will focus on strengthening the resilience of these communities for some of the challenges that lie ahead.

For more information about Raleigh International
visit their website:


What you will receive for donating?

I am offering a range of incentives to say thank you for all off your kind donations.  For the print options you can choose anything from my website or Instagram. Have look through both my Photography  and Illustration sections of my site and if there's any particular image let me know! OR wait until I get back from Nepal and choose from a range of photographs I will select from my trip. I will also make some Nepal-inspired illustrations which you can pick as your print of choice (all Nepal-based images will be delivered around January 2018 when I return).

The photoshoot options are literally anything you might want photographing! Potential ideas for a photoshoot:

  • Photos for your business or website
  • Family photos
  • Pet photos
  • Model shoot/headshots
  • A product
  • Engagement/wedding (time permitting)
  • Something you’ve made? Are you an artist?

If you have any idea do not hesitate to contact me at: jakobrowles@googlemail.com

All of these incentives are paid for by myself and my own time as a thank you for donating to Raleigh International and helping give me an amazing opportunity!

£10 - x2 5x7” prints (photo or illustration)

£20 - x5 5x7” prints (photo or illustration)

£30 - x2 8x10” prints (photo or illustration)

£50 - x2 8x10” photo prints and x2 8x10” illustration prints OR a 1-hour photoshoot* (x10 Available)                                              

£100 - A custom A4 drawing of anything you want! OR a 2-3 hour photoshoot* plus a package of printed goodies (x3 Available)

£200 - A day photoshoot* 5-6 hours of actual shooting plus editing of photographs plus a package of printed goodies (x3 Available)

£300 - A photo book of my trip to Nepal plus a day photoshoot* (same as above) plus some prints and a hand drawn postcard/thank you note (x2 Available) 

£500 - A photo book of my trip to Nepal. A set of framed prints plus a day photoshoot anywhere in the UK! And a hand drawn postcard/thank you note plus a package of printed goodies (x1 Available) 

£1000 - A photo book of my trip to Nepal. A set of framed prints plus a day photoshoot anywhere in the UK! And a hand drawn postcard/thank you note plus a package of printed goodies. I will also buy you a few pints and if you need any jobs doing around the house, maybe washing up? Clean the car? Let me know!! (x1 Available)

*Photoshoots have to be within 10 miles of the Cardiff area. I will also be in North Devon over summer and can travel around the area if needed. Photos will be delivered by Dropbox or Google photos link. Or by USB stick direct.