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Paul Samuel

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Ana Lesiak Samuel

Building a tangible, living and lasting legacy of Paul as a fitting tribute to Paul's remarkable life

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Himalayan Trust UK

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“On June 30th, 2018 my beloved husband Paul perished in an avalanche on his attempt to summit Almapayo, one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. 
Although his story was finished prematurely, Paul lived a hundred times the life of most people. He was the most loving husband, a deeply dedicated father, and very caring son. A successful entrepreneur, an inspiring boss, mentor and colleague, a rock to count on with an incredibly generous heart and virtuous modesty. He gave without any expectation of reciprocity. 

Paul deeply touched and inspired the people he met. And so a group of his dear friends worked with utmost dedication to design this appeal in belief that it will be a fitting tribute to Paul's remarkable life.
Let’s contribute collectively to a tangible, living and lasting legacy of Paul, by donating in any way (large or small) as a way to keep us all connected with Paul. Please consider to GiftAid your donation (UK taxpayers only) to enable the Himalayan Trust UK to claim an additional 25% of your donation free of charge.
Ana Lesiak Samuel

Event details

Building a secondary school in Mamankhe, Nepal

Rebuild of Laxmi Secondary School in Mamankhe, a remote and very poor mountainous village in Northeastern Nepal in the foothills of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. The school currently serves 185 students and is very run down and underperforming. To make this school a success it will require a complete new build and a dedicated 10 year education improvement programme.

Our appeal target of £100K is to provide

  • Complete newly built school with 6 classrooms
  • New furniture and equipment
  • Improved water and power supplies
  • Teacher-training programme
  • Scholarship programme
  • Set-up of School Management Committee and PTA to strengthen parent involvement
  • School sanitation and personal hygiene programme
  • Small science and IT lab
  • Child Club
The Himalayan Trust UK has committed to manage and execute all of this and, when the money raised from this appeal has been fully invested, will continue funding to ensure that the school is funded and included in its core education programme (which has 30 schools in adjacent districts) in the long term.

To make this possible, we need £100K in the next 6 months for completion late 2019/early 2020

Event date

02-November-2018 01:00  - 
03-May-2019 23:55

Event type

Rebuild of school

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Paul taught me a lot and I'll never forget him. Being able to donate to this fitting memorial is an honour.
Donation by Tom M
on 01-03-2019
£62.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 20-02-2019
£0.00 gift aid
I had the great honour to work with Paul for 5 years. I was deeply saddened today when I heard the awful news. All my love to you Ana.
Donation by Sarah Wilkins
on 18-02-2019
£25.00 gift aid
Always in our thoughts x
Donation by Rob and Polly
on 16-02-2019
£250.00 gift aid
Paul inspired and encouraged me to travel, see the world and live my life to the full. He was a remarkable man.
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-02-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Ana,a great thing to do for Paul,at prep school he was head boy,definitely the cleverest pupil, and also one of the nicest people.Good luck with this great initiative.
Donation by peter shone
on 28-01-2019
£62.50 gift aid
Donation by Ed and Sarah Clark
on 25-01-2019
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 23-01-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
A worthy mission
Donation by Mike D
on 22-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £49,580.00
Offline Donations: £39,250.00
Total Raised: £88,830.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £96,071.25

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