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Clara and Sarah set to take on Nepal Trek to raise funds for Birmingham Adoption Centre

19 October 2020
Clara and Sarah set to take on Nepal Trek to raise funds for Birmingham Adoption Centre

Our Volunteer Manager Clara Youden and one of our Deputy Managers Sarah Whitmore are taking on a mighty trek in Nepal in 2021 to raise funds for the Birmingham Adoption Centre.

The first five days of the trip involve a challenging trek with the highest altitude of 3400m across various terrains of stony trails, muddy forest floors, rocky steps and suspension bridges. They will be staying in basic teahouses along the way.

Following the trek, the ladies will then spend three days at Bardia National Park, which represents the Tiger Conservation Unit (TUC), there they will be engaging in a tiger awareness programme with the local community.

The money raised will go directly to the Birmingham Adoption Centre. Every cat that leaves the centre has had a full health check, is neutered, microchipped and had at least it’s first vaccination and that can cost £150 per cat! That is before food, heating, bedding, toys and further medical treatment are taken into account.

The girls did have a lot of face to face events such as quizzes and bingo nights planned, which have all had to be cancelled due to the current situation. Luckily they've managed to come up with other ways to continue raising funds. Clara turned her stairs into Nepal and trekked the distance they'll cover each day on her stairs. This was 69,553 steps in total!

They've also held virtual quizzes, virtual bucket collections, they managed to get to a carboot and have some car washes booked in. Not only this they've put together a Halloween raffle in super quick time and will be putting together a fabulous Christmas raffle too. 

All this whilst out on training walks, building up their strength and stamina for the big challenge. 

If you’d like to sponsor the ladies directly, please visit their Just Giving page, where you can find out a bit more about why they’ve individually decided to take on this amazing challenge: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ClaraYoudenandSarahWhitmore