It’s still just me and you
Hello avid RB global challenge followers – sadly today I haven’t been able to contact any of the trekkers or even people on the ground in Leh, so no updates about breathtaking view, or finding new muscles where you didn’t think you had them, or of new-found tent etiquette… no, we’ll have to wait a couple more days for that, it seems. I suppose it should be a pleasant thought that there are still some places where we can be uncontactable.
Since I can’t tell you about the trek you might be interested to see the excellent emergency work that Save the Children are doing in response to Cyclone Aila. As mentioned earlier in the blog posts, some of our trekkers were caught in the early stages of the cyclone. Happily they managed to escape to safety, however many people they were visiting weren’t so lucky. Save the Children was quick to respond, as was RB which immediately donated £30,000 to rebuild the work in the areas affected. The cyclone wiped out much of the Child Domestic Workers programme funded by RB and the first Global Challenge.
I’ll also get on my soapbox one more time before the end of the trek and encourage you to send your friends to www.justgiving.com/rbglobalchallenge where RB will match their donation. It doesn’t have to be a lot, just £5 will pay for a vaccination that can protect a child from entirely preventable diseases like measles. Do it! 🙂