One of our Full-On team member, Donna Forster, went out to Nepal to help with the charity Adventure Aid UK and supported the children of Nepal who had suffered greatly in the earthquake disaster. This is her story that we are proud to share with you…
Well, where do I start… words will only be able to explain a fraction of the incredible experience with Adventure Aid UK.
My efforts started with collections of money but also clothes, shoes and stationary items. A huge donation by Full-On not only made this trip possible but enabled me to organise a football tournament for the children. As well as ongoing support for a little girl who melted our hearts and her sister.
We travelled to Bombay and then on to Kathmandu, where we travelled to Nakote by jeep for 5 hours. This village was flattened in the earthquake and completely cut off for a month whilst the road was re-cut on the mountain site. We presented to the children of the village school bags which contained stationary, maths sets and lunch boxes as well as clothes. This was very emotional for me; I defy anyone not to be touched by how grateful these children were to receive a couple of pieces of clothing.
Off to another school via a Buddhist Temple which Adventure Aid were presenting donations towards the completion of tea fields to support local communities in work. The following day at anther school where a football tournament was organised. Full-On were able to contribute towards new goal posts as well as a metals’ and a cup for the winning team. Full-On also presented the school with a PA system that will be used for the school in the region.
It was at the next village that we met an abandoned child Simili, Adventure Aids’ efforts since our return have ensured that not only Simili but also her sister Sadixa will be looked after by the elders and their tuition for the next 10 years is paid for from the generous donations. I would highly recommend Adventure Aid the organisation was outstanding with lots of fun and laughter thrown in for good measure.
But all this would not have been possible without the generosity of Full-On Ltd who were my main sponsors’, I am very humbled to have witnessed first-hand, the massive difference this money has made to the children of Nepal. My sincere thanks to Mark Wichall who owns Full-On, who encouraged and supported me in an adventure of a lifetime.