Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Adventurers reach new heights

Yesterday, it was a 130k cycle ride over tough terrain, today it's a nine day high altitude trek in Nepal ... the Happy House certainly inspires people to reach new heights.
 Will Langran, 17, a sixth form student at Uppingham School, Rutland, is our latest adventurer to take on a tough physical challenge.
 He and his aunt, Gillian, set out later this week for the trek from Jomsom to Mustang.
Will, from Essex, says: " This is a 9 day trek at some very high altitudes. The highest point reaching 4070m. I will be staying in tents along the way and the highest camp is a place called Lo Manthang which is at 3735m. 
"I am undertaking this trek in order to push myself to new heights to help secure the basic needs of others. The children the Happy House helps are orphaned, abandoned or abused.
"This charity does more than just provide a shelter, it tries to make progress in tackling the underlying cause," says Will.  "I have not set myself a target for donations because even the smallest sum of money will make a difference in this tough environment where many of the children are affected by HIV Aids and Malaria.They deserve as many opportunities in life as we do "I have always enjoyed exploring the world and  wanted to do this trek with my aunt, who has some great connections in Nepal, and realised it was also an opportunity to support a great cause.
Will knows Watamu well as his family have property there and he is a regular visitor, but he is still looking forward to making his first visit to the Happy House and we can promise there will be lots of smiling children to welcome him. Good luck and thank you Will, we hope you have the most amazing adventure.
If you would like to support Will's challenge you can donate online to his JustGiving page http://www.justgiving.com/Will-Langran