Right here, right now
I put the offer out
I don't want to chase you down
I know you see it
Fundraise with me
And we can set them free
Out of the misery and fear they keep in
So trade that typical for something meaningful
And if it's crazy, live a little crazy
You can play it sensible, a pound can be quite powerful
Or you can give it all and see
Don't you wanna make a change to the same old problem that we face
'Cause I got what you need, so come with me and take the ride
To the other side..
(To the magical tunes of The other side by The Greatest Showman)
Hello, and welcome to my Everest diary. Here is where I will be keeping track of all my fundraising progress and updating information about the exciting events to come (mystery raffles, bake sales, Valentine’s rose delivery…). But first, a little bit about my story.
In September 2019, I will be trekking the world’s highest mountain, up 5,380m to Mt. Everest Base Camp (woohoo!).
Having lived in capital cities my whole life where skyscrapers are the only tall things I see, the hike will be one of the biggest challenges I have ever faced in the past 18 years (second only to IB). It will definitely be a turning point in my life as I traverse down the boulevard of newfound dreams.
On top of being just a personal challenge, I have also immersed myself in supporting the highly commendable charity, Hope for Children (http://www.hope-for-children.org/), allowing this trek to unlock new opportunities not just for myself but also for the millions of impoverished families around the world.
Like me, you probably grew up in a loving family where despite occasional disputes and dramas, offered you protection and care. But did you know that we only make up 50% of the children around the world? For the other 50%, blood and tears are shed constantly not because of failed exams or unapproved girl/boyfriends, but because of perpetual fear, abuse and insecurity. Unlike us, there is no one there to hug them when they are down, nor anyone to cook them a meal when they are hungry. For these children to even feel at ease is a rare blessing.
Fortunately, change is possible. In the past 4 years, Hope has successfully enhanced the lives of 161,000 children and families in various developing countries as well as the UK through local activities such as:
- Running teacher training courses to improve school infrastructure.
- Teaching women and parents to build micro-enterprises to create a sustainable livelihood.
- Offering free classes on health-related issues including HIV and disabilities amongst children to help reduce stigma against them.
We often forget how fortunate we are in this world, and I ask that you take a moment to appreciate all that you have been given since your childhood. Of course, obstacles exist in all our lives, and life is unfair. However, that’s what Hope is for: to drive us forward when we fall into the pit of darkness. When everything around you is black, even a single spark can change your life.
It may be worth mentioning here that all costs for my Mt. Everest trek will be covered by myself, and that all donations, big or small, will go entirely into helping the children in poverty.
Therefore, if you want to make a difference, this is the place to be. Any donation would be appreciated, even by spreading the word of this page or Hope for Children, you can have a massive impact. So thank you for your support!
Feel free to comment below if you have any questions. Thank you once again for your time!
Your happy face when you donate to this great cause ☞ (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧