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New date announced for hospice fundraising challenge

A local charity is delighted to announce a new date for their 30th Anniversary Overseas Challenge in Nepal. Following the difficulties of 2020 and 2021, Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice special challenge will now take place in 2022.

The 12 day challenge, which will take place between Saturday 8 to Wednesday 19 October 2022, will see fundraisers starting at the banks of the Bhurungdi Khola River, and over 5 days of trekking ascend to Poon Hill for a spectacular sunrise over the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri and enjoy views of the snow-capped peaks of Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain). The local hospice is now searching for fundraisers to join the memorable challenge.

Eleanor Viney, Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Fundraising Manager, explained, “We are delighted to announce a new date for this amazing challenge. By hosting the Trek Nepal and Community Project in 2022 we are providing our wonderful fundraisers with even more time to support the hospice.

“Along with completing an amazing challenge and providing a compassionate hand to hold for local people, fundraisers will also be able to give something back to the Nepal community. The first two days of the challenge will be spent assisting with basic refurbishments at a local hospice project, Hospice Nepal, in Kathmandu. The organisation was set up by a team of local doctors in 2000, and since then has provided free-of-charge medicines, therapies and support to those in need.”

Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw will be running the trek in partnership with travel provider Different Travel who host a range of charity overseas challenges ever year, including treks in Nepal. On Tuesday 25 May the charity and travel company with be hosting an inspirational virtual information evening. Whether you have any questions about the challenge, help with fundraising or are ready to be inspired to sign up to the event, the information evening hopes to answer and inspire everyone to sign up to take part in this incredible experience.

The money raised by each fundraiser taking part in the Trek Nepal and Community Project will help Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw to provide the highest standards of specialist care and compassion to people with life limiting illnesses. This care, compassion and comforting hand to hold is extended to all the patient's family, friends and carers.

2021 is a special and significant year for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw as it marks three decades of caring for local people with life limiting illnesses. For over 30 years the support of the local community has helped to build the hospice, purchase specialist equipment and provide vital care to local people with life limiting illnesses. Every donation helps the local community.

For further information about the Trek Nepal Community Project or the Information Evening please click here or contact the Fundraising Team on 01228 810801.