3rd August 2020

17 year-old cycles heights of the Himalayas for the Gurkhas

Jools Brennan is taking on an epic challenge this year in support of our vital work in Nepal.

The 17 year-old  set himself the dizzying challenge of cycling the heights of eight of Nepal’s tallest mountains using hills near his home in Shropshire. With all eight of the mountains standing at over 8,000 metres tall, Jools aims to complete the whole challenge in just over eight months.

So far, Jools has cycled the heights of Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga, and is moving swiftly on to Lhotse, his third 8,000+ metre peak. Jools hopes to raise a fantastic £800 in support of our work in Nepal and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Update (22 February 2021): Jools has completed his 5th peak! 

Support Jools by donating to his GoFundMe page here.

“I chose the Gurkha Welfare Trust as my charity because of their help in the World Wars and so I felt it apt to give back, also because I am visiting Nepal in summer 2021 and will be visiting the Gurkha Welfare Trust in Pokhara, Nepal.”

Jools is hoping to visit Nepal next year to see our vital work for Gurkha veterans, widows and their communities.

“I was inspired by their work that goes into the local community building freshwater supplies, bridges, sanitation facilities, etc. this was a real inspiration to do this challenge.”

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