Mike is an outdoor enthusiast and seasoned event coordinator of ‘Tour de Montreal’ and has been instrumental in fundraising and helping athletes with special needs attend the Special Olympics for more than six years. An active member of the Sydenham Rugby Club for five years, Mike is a good kiwi bloke and revels in a good challenge.
Bette is a self-acclaimed fitness junkie. She loves the gym, paddle boarding, running and snowboarding. She completed the ChCh marathon (her first), this year. In trekking to Base Camp she's wanting to help one child, one family, inspire and empower one person to live up to their potential through her own journey and story.
Fergus loves the outdoors. He feels most at home trekking the trails and is currently trekking the length of New Zealand on the Te Araroa trail. Trekking to Base Camp will be an epic journey and he is relishing the challenge and also the opportunity and purpose behind helping our family in need.
Tina is an avid traveller and loves a good adventure. Previously been a Canterbury representative in athletics and cross country events, tramped many of South Islands tracks and completed a portion of the Annapurna circuit in Nepal. She loves to help people, particularly those that are disadvantaged or face barriers and hardship.
Our mission is two-fold. Trek to Everest Base Camp, and put back into the community that is helping us get there. The village of Khumjung has a family in need of help to repair their damaged home from the April earthquake of 2015. It is in desperate need of a rebuild. We will also be on the ground to help in what way we can on our way to Base Camp and on the way down.
We are aiming to raise $25,000.
Costs for materials including freight for repair of the family home exceed NZD$20,000.
Funds raised will first go to the repair of Sherpa family home. Funds raised in excess of building and repair costs will aid in the children's schooling and any surplus to support the Project EBC team. The EBC team will also be working on-site in Khumbjung for 2 days alongside local Nepalese tradesmen.