James Campbell, Compound Operative for Taggarts in Motherwell goes to great lengths to raise money for Nepal Schools Trust by zip-sliding 150ft high across the River Clyde on Saturday 14th May.
Nepal Schools Trust is a Scottish charity working to help children and their schools in the Pragatinagar and Devchuli village development committee districts in Nepal. These are farming communities, in Nawalparasi region, at the foot of the Himalayas. The area contains 9 wards, a population of around 30,000 people, and has 20 government schools including Nursery, Primary, Secondary, a specialist Hindu School and a specialist unit for the profoundly deaf.
James has been a proud trustee of the trust for many years and has helped raise thousands of pounds to support the cause.
We have 20 schools in the village area that we work in, providing funding to help in a number of ways including clean running water, new toilet blocks etc..
There's still much more to do to help, so this May I have challenged myself to do a 150ft high zip slide across the River Clyde (eek!). We all take education for granted, but the money that I hope to raise will go towards teacher training and those families who can't afford to send their children to school and help give them the best education possible.
£250 will send 25 kids to school for 1 year!!
To find out more about the Nepal Schools Trust click here