£1,226.00raised of £5,000.00 goal goal
We’re raising money for our friend, Ngima Nuru Sherpa, and his village in the Himalayas (please see bottom of page for currency conversions).
Ngima Nuru Sherpa is well known amongst the climbing community as being one of the most experienced sherpa guides in the world. He has summited Mount Everest no less than 17 times and held the record for being the ‘Youngest Everest Summiteer’ for 15 years. We became friends after a chance meeting in the Himalayas last year.
When the earthquake struck Nepal, Ngima was on an expedition to guide a team of climbers to summit Everest from the north. After a long and emotional journey back to his home in the remote sherpa mountain village of Thamo, he was devastated to find that his house and many others had been reduced to rubble. The village and its people have been very badly affected by the earthquake, as have most neighbouring villages in the region. As you can imagine aid is slow to reach such difficult-to-reach places where there are no roads or vehicles.
Ngima and his community are strong, resilient people but they need direct aid and they need it now. We hope to raise as much money as we can for them so that Ngima can help his family, friends and community to rebuild their homes and their lives.
Sometimes people come along and touch your life unexpectedly. Our meeting with Ngima was brief but it was life changing. Every time I doubt myself I think of him - the mental and physical strength that it takes to climb Everest once, let alone 17 times - and somehow I draw on his strength and become more determined. Ngima doesn’t know he inspires me every day but I hope I can give back by helping him in his hour of need.
THE FINER DETAILS
All of the money raised in our campaign (aside from service/transfer/processing fees) will go direct to Ngima Nuru Sherpa. He is a very caring and responsible person and we know we can trust him to put your kindly donated money to excellent use wherever he sees fit. Thank you - or "dhanyabäd"! x
USD to GBP: 10US$ = £6.45, 15US$ = £9.67, 20US$ = £12.90, 25US$ = £16.12, 30US$ = £19.35, 40US$ = £25.80, 50US$ = £32.25, 100US$ = £64.51, 150US$ = £96.76, 200US$ = £129, 250US$ = £161.25, 300US$ = £193.50, 350US$ = £225.75, 400US$ = £257.96, 500US$ = £322.45, 1000US$ = £644.90
EUR to GBP: 10€ = £7.18, 15€ = £10.77, 20€ = £14.36, 25€ = £17.95, 30€ = £21.54, 40€ = £28.72, 50€ = £35.90, 100€ = £71.81, 150€ = £107.71, 200€ = £143.62, 250€ = £179.52, 300€ = £215.40, 350€ = £251.26, 400€ = £287.16, 500€ = £358.95, 1000€ = £717.90
- Dave Taylor
- Campaign Manager
Second transfer madeUpdate posted by Rachel Taylor at 11:10 am
I've just made another transfer to Ngima's account so it'll be with him in 4 days. Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to help him so far - I know he is deeply touched and appreciative x
30 backers - thank you!Update posted by Rachel Taylor at 06:35 am
Hello everyone - I will be making the next transfer to Ngima's account in a couple of days. I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has taken the time to support him through our campaign.
Thanks from NgimaUpdate posted by Rachel Taylor at 05:37 pm
Ngima says thank you to all the donors. He is so happy and it's all because of you :) Thuche che from Ngima :)
Success!Update posted by Rachel Taylor at 05:00 pm
Woohoo - Ngima has just messaged to tell me the first of the money has already arrived in his bank account in Nepal. He sounds absolutely over the moon. Thank you so much to everyone who has taken time to help so far - it's extremely kind of you
First transfer made!Update posted by Rachel Taylor at 11:21 am
Hello all - I have just made the first transfer of �700 (minus bank charge) to Ngima's account in Nepal and it should be with him within about 4 days.
�700 on its way to NgimaUpdate posted by Rachel Taylor at 08:15 am
I've just transferred the next �200 to our account in addition to the �500 I transferred the other day, so on Tuesday (after the bank holiday) I will be making the first transfer to Nepal of �700, straight into Ngima's account.
15% funded!Update posted by Rachel Taylor at 08:13 am
Thuche che! It means 'thank you' in sherpa language (I learned this from Ngima yesterday).
Progress :)Update posted by Rachel Taylor at 05:39 pm
The lovely Ngima has been in touch. I now have confirmed his international bank account number and on Tuesday I'll be transferring the first �500 ($774) to him, minus bank transfer fees. The GoGetFunding charge and Paypal charges have already been taken. Feeling really proud and very thankful to you
First �500 reached!Update posted by Rachel Taylor at 10:50 am
Wowzers, thank you so much to everyone who has been so generous so far. I have been able to deliver the news to Ngima today that we have raised our first �500. I have transferred �500 out of our business paypal account to a bank account from which we can
Thank you so farUpdate posted by Rachel Taylor at 05:32 am
Thank you so much to those who have donated so far - you've really helped to get this off the ground. Will have an update soon x