How you can help

The economic crisis is being felt all round the world but perhaps the impact is felt strongest in communities experiencing poverty.  The cost of goods and services in the Kathmandu valley has risen dramatically and the need for support has never been greater.  You can be a part of the Orphans of Nepal Trusts efforts to alleviate poverty for orphaned children in the Kathmandu Valley.


Donate: 

Become a financial supporter of the Orphans of Nepal Trust by donating directly.

Bank: BNZ Petone 
Account Name: Orphans of Nepal Trust 
Account No: 02 0544 0002979 00


Become a Trustee:

As a volunteer supporter or trustee you can help the Orphans of Nepal Trust to make decisions on how funds are administered in Kathmandu.  To learn more please contact us via the details on the contact page.


Become a Shining Stars sponsor:

View the booklet (pdf 1.3Mb)

For further details on how to become a sponsor or to make a one-off donation, please contact vsnprojects.vsn@gmail.com


Here is what the Eastbourne Scouts did to help....

Eastbourne Scouts and Venturers take onMt Everest climb
Eastbourne Scouts, Junior Venturers and Venturers completed a fundraiser for Orphans of Nepal earthquake relief on Saturday 16th May 2015. It was a sponsored team climb to the height of Mt Everest.

The event seems apt given the mountainous task of raising funds to assist locally based charity Orphans of Nepal Trust, to help with repair and ongoing operation of their orphanages. 

The play on words is deliberate says Narelle Ferrier, one of the organisers, “In order to avoid yeti’s and oxygen deprivation, the youth will be completing multiple ascents of the McKenzie Track until the team has reached the equivalent of the summit height”.

With McKenzie track being 220 metres above sea level and Mt Everest 8,848 metres above sea level - the goal was 40 ascents. The team of 20 youth easily exceeded that by completing 53 climbs between them. One of the youngest participants completed four and was still looking full of energy afterwards.
  

The event had been planned for a few weeks, but last week’s second significant shake in Nepal only added to the drive to help out.

“With the monsoon season approaching in Nepal, it will be vital to be able to get the basics of shelter and hygiene addressed as the affected communities start to rebuild their lives”, said Wendy Sheedy from the Orphans for Nepal Trust.

While the final sponsorship tally will not be available until after the Eastbourne Herald is published, it is likely to be between $750 and $1,000.

Chris Bryan from Orphans of Nepal Trust said the money would definitely be put to good use directly where it was needed. “… the fundraising dollar goes a long way in Nepal. The orphanages we support survived the first big quake quite well but it’s not yet clear what the consequences of the second big quake have been. However we do know that many of the people who work in the orphanages have lost their homes.”

“Our basic plan had been to engage the youth with something a bit different and get them thinking about making an effort on behalf of others” said Mark Cox, one of the leaders. 

We extend our thanks to families and friends who supported the youth.

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