Nepal Earthquake Disaster Fundraising Event
Local schools reach new heights raising money to help earthquake-stricken Nepal.
On Sunday 4th October, six local primary schools came together to raise money to help UK Registered Charity Global Action Nepal (GAN) to build a temporary school in Nepal in one of the many areas affected by the recent earthquakes. It is estimated that more than 25,000 classrooms were destroyed by the earthquakes, affecting nearly a third of Nepal’s school age children.
Seventy-two children from Zelda School, Boskenwyn, Cury, St Martin-in-Meneage, Germoe and Landewednack schools took part in a sponsored climb at Granite Planet Climbing Centre, Penryn, where between them they climbed an incredible 5724m, raising money for Global Action Nepal along the way.
Germoe children climbed 721m which is the equivalent of Cornwall's highest mountain, Brown Willy, and the Eiffel tower combined - or half way up Ben Nevis. Whichever way you look at it, it was an amazing achievement for seven children! Well done Jack, Archie, Katie, Anneliese, Rafferty, Henry and Euan!