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SHERPA’S LONDON MEET-AND-GREET

Adventurers joining our Everest Base Camp charity challenge can meet Sherpa guide Dawa Geljen in London next month.

Dawa, an experienced trekker and Everest summiteer, will be available to talk to participants at an Embrace pre-trek meeting during a visit to the UK on Thursday 4 July 2019.

Places are still available for the bucket-list trip which takes place in November.

All funds raised will be used to support children impacted by crime across the UK – and trekkers can choose to ring-fence funds to support children in their local area.

Dawa has recently released his top tips for those trekking Everest and has moved to reassure members following the recent tragic events in the India Himalayas.

“The trek to Everest Base Camp is very safe and we will be a small and friendly group,” he said.

“Those taking part will need a reasonable level of fitness but we have allowed time for the trek to be manageable and for acclimatisation.”

Embrace Chief Executive Anne Campbell, a veteran Himalayan trekker, said the trip will prove a life-enhancing experience for anyone taking part.

“For anyone who yearns for adventure, this challenge is definitely for you,” she said.

“The Himalayas really are a magical place and trekking to base camp is one to tick of the bucket-list – raising funds to support young victims of crime with every step.”

The trek takes place between 2 and 21 November and will be led by experienced Sherpa guide and Everest summiteer Dawa Geljen. Dawa will fly to the UK to meet participants in London in early July.

Embrace have negotiated a great deal direct with Sherpa Dawa – the all-inclusive cost to trek to Everest Base Camp is £2,850.  This covers all International and domestic flights, meals and teahouse accommodation on the trek, Sherpa guides, and the necessary Base Camp permits.

We are suggesting an online fundraising target of £1,000.

Sponsorship opportunities

Embrace is inviting companies to support the cause by backing the trek in a number of different ways from sponsoring a young participant to planting your organisation’s branded flag at Everest Base Camp.

Contact anne@embracecvoc.org.uk for further details.

Embrace is also offering a self-funded (or companion fare) which does not require online fundraising. This all-inclusive fare is £3,500.

Further details of the trek can be found on the website here or by contacting Anne at the address above.

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