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Susan Craggs

In November 2017 I made it to Everest Base Camp in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas in Nepal to raise money for Mary Ward.

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Mary Ward Settlement

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I have worked at Mary Ward for 4 years and it's the best place in the world! I see the difference we make every day.   We help people to realise different and better possibilities for themselves whether that's better health, wealth, or happiness. For some they realise life is possible.  Our education centre offers rich and broad opportunities for everyone to enjoy regardless of their situation, status or characteristic.  Decreasing funding means that each year we have to do more with less.  Last year we supported 194 students with bursaries to help towards fees, travel, materials and childcare.  Half of these people were not entitled to a reduced fee but were on low incomes, others were older people no longer entitled to reduced fees.  Without this support they would not have be able to attend their classes.  Our legal centre provides free legal advice, casework and representation to the most vulnerable.  The cuts to Legal Aid is the equivalent to funding for 1,000 cases.  For many they have nowhere else to go.  Unless people have the means to enforce their rights, those rights have no meaning.


Event details

Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar

Everest Base Camp is at 5,365m and sits at the foot of the world’s highest mountain.  The trek is approx. 130k at altitude taking 11 days with a couple of days for acclimatisation along the way. Between 3,500 and 5,500m is very high altitude.  My memory and spatial awareness will be impaired and my ability to complete basic tasks will be dramatically reduced and slowed.  Some may say that’s normal!  There is also a risk of acute mountain sickness which should not be underestimated.  I will be staying in 'tea houses'. Don't be fooled, the accommodation has very basic and limited facilities.  No hot water, no showers, non-flushing and or outside toilets.  Although most have a central yak dung stove! I love outdoor adventure but I have never taken on anything of this magnitude in my life or been above 4000m!  This is a serious physical and mental challenge. You can follow my preparations and get In touch on my facebook page @everestbasecampchallengesuecraggs


Event date

02-November-2017 20:00  - 
19-November-2017 17:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

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Craggs - you're truly amazing!!! What an incredible achievement. xxx
Donation by Kathryn Nicol
on 18-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Sue, you are inspiring!
Donation by Nadine
on 05-01-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Judy O'Brien
on 27-12-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Quite a feet. Great work Susan.
Donation by Stephen & Christine Rigden
on 19-12-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Hi Susan , good luck on your ascent , met your friends , Theresa and steve on Saturday night , from Harlow . Regards Gary and Loraine .
Donation by Gary ans Loraine
on 28-11-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-11-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Well done Sue and a very worthy cause! Long live Adult Education
Donation by Tracey Lane
on 22-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Big hug x well done sue!
Donation by Anonymous
on 15-11-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck Sue
Donation by John Hartley
on 15-11-2017
£50.00 gift aid
Well done Sue! Fantastic achievement xx
Donation by Debbie
on 15-11-2017
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,715.00
Offline Donations: £722.86
Total Raised: £2,437.86
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,780.36

Donations closed

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