A charity bike ride with a difference! When my Grandmother, Lilian Barton who is herself a great grandmother, said she was climbing Snowdon to raise money for Charity I thought I’d do something to help too. So cycling buddy, Dafydd Ellis, and I will be climbing Snowdon on the same day, 23rd May, but starting at sea level on Criccieth beach, cycling 20 miles to the base of the mountain, continuing to the top on foot and finally making the full return journey back to sea level.
The charity we’re raising money for is a little bit special because it’s a school in Nepal, set up in 2010, that has been entirely funded by monies raised by my Grandmother and her good friend Lhapka. Lhapka comes from the remote village of Khiraule 7000ft above sea level and 100 miles from the nearest road where the children have never had access to a local education, instead they have to leave their families at a young age. So far Lhapka and Lilian have raised enough money to build the school building which is now also the village meeting hall. The money we’re raising now is to create and equip classrooms and pay for teachers salaries. Lilian has just returned from a visit to the village of Khiraule which involved over 5,500 ft of climbing and days of trekking through the Everest region of Nepal, no mean feet for a 72 year old great grandmother with a fear of heights. There are 90 children in the village and this school will make a real difference to the way they live.
So on the 23rd May my Great Nana Barton, me (Peter Barton), Dafydd Ellis and as many friends as we can gather will be climbing Snowdon to hopefully raise a total of £5,000. If you’d like to donate then please get in touch by email email@example.com