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Supporting the Sambhavna Clinic Bhopal

Fundraising for The Bhopal Medical Appeal

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  • Team members: Peter & David Galsworthy
  • Event: Hiking the John Muir Trail, 08 Aug 2010

The Bhopal Medical Appeal

We fund two clinics in Bhopal to help the survivors of the 1984 Disaster

Charity Registration No. 1117526

Story

The escape of gas from the chemical plant in Bhopal 26 years ago is one of the worst industrial accidents in the world. The people of Bhopal have suffered and continue to suffer terribly. Half a million people are estimated to have been harmed in some way.  The Sambhavna Clinic provides free medical care to people affected by the accident.  The Clinic is supported by The Bhopal Medical Appeal charity.

Peter and David had hoped to trek the John Muir Trail together. A problem arose when Peter pulled a leg muscle just before setting out from Yosemite and decided he could not risk the problem getting worse in the middle of the wilderness.

After careful consideration David decided to carry on with the trail and started out from Yosemite on the 10 August. The trail is a very social event for all those concerned so it was not long before bonds were formed with fellow hikers and David never felt he was alone in the wilderness. 

The Trail was truly amazing crossing 220 miles of the High Sierra's from Yosemite to Mount Whitney.  It is a land of 13,000 - 14,000 foot peaks, of soaring granite cliffs, of lakes by the thousand, of canyons 5,000 feet deep.

After a tough but wonderful 16 days on the trail dealing with sore feet and blisters, very cold nights and the extreme heat and light of the days, David reached the top of Mount Whitney and the end of the John Muir Trail. And not a single sighting of a bear!

Doing the trek of the John Muir trail has enabled raising over £1,000 which will pay the salary of a clinic doctor for six months - making a small but important contribution to the Sambhavna's crucial work.

A big thanks to all who donated to this is an important & often unnoticed cause -

David & Peter


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  • 220 miles to go!
  • the start - Yosemite Valley
  • Garnet Lake +5

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