Trekmates have raised over £4000 in three days to support those affected by the Nepal earthquakes.
Jim Evans, Product and Marketing Director, said: “When the news came in that a massive earthquake had hit Nepal a few weeks ago, the entire Trekmates team was shocked, and filled with concern for the people affected; and as more news came in about the devastation and a second quake, we felt compelled to help.”
Trekmates will be donating the money to Community Action Nepal. Founded in 1998 by Nottingham’s Doug Scott CBE, who was part of the first British ascent of Mount Everest in 1975 along with a multitude of other mountaineering feats.
Trekmates raised the funds whilst at the Keswick Mountain Festival by holding a sample sale, the response to which was greater than anticipated, with a total of £4100 raised by the Nottingham brand. Other fundraising efforts over the weekend brought the total raised to almost £15,000.
Doug Scott commented: “This is a wonderful boost to our campaign. Every penny that has been raised will be spent directly on Community Action Nepal projects. Communities have been devastated and they need urgent and sustained help, so I am very grateful to all involved in the timely fundraising during Keswick Mountain Festival – your contributions are hugely appreciated and very important.”