My name is Liam Anderson. I’ve been travelling to Nepal since 2002, when I taught English as a volunteer in Chitwan in the south of the country. When the country was devastated by the April 2015 earthquake, I decided that I had to do something to help. I wanted to raise funds to support people directly on the ground, but because of the nature and scale of the disaster, I found this very difficult.
On the 24th May 2015 I climbed Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK and raised £1,200. I made a donation to Disasters Emergency Committee, with the funds raised going to their Nepal Earthquake Appeal. I still wanted to do more to help, but I wanted to see exactly which projects my fundraising would be supporting, rather than being absorbed by a general fund or appeal.
At that point I decided that the best way to achieve my aim and have control over exactly where my fundraising would be best utilised, was to establish a charity myself. Raise Funds for Nepal was registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Register (OSCR) on 24th September 2015.
Our mission is to raise funds to help support and maintain two children’s homes in Nepal called Happy Home, in an effort to provide a stable base for abandoned and displaced children where they can get better access to education, healthcare and have a safe environment to live, grow and develop. One Happy Home is located in Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal after the capital Kathmandu and the other Happy Home is in Chitwan, a more rural part of Nepal in the south of the country. We work closely with our partner organisation in Nepal to ensure all funds raised are going directly to where they are intended, to benefit those who need the support most.
We directly support and encourage the education and general wellbeing of orphaned and displaced children living at the children’s homes in Nepal we support, in addition to targeting rural communities in need of help.
We raise funds through ongoing sponsorship and donations in the UK and overseas. We manage all fundraising activities and decide where funds raised can be most effectively used to support projects in Nepal.
Making a donation
By fundraising or making a donation to Raise Funds for Nepal, you are able to directly support and identify with individual projects in Nepal, rather than your donations, or fundraising efforts being ‘pooled’ in a general fund like the Disasters Emergency Committee Nepal Appeal. As we target individual projects, you will be able to relate personally to the work that’s being done by the charity and see exactly how your money is being used.
We do not make any payments to individuals, including charity trustees.
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Raise Funds for Nepal is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) and has charitable status under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
Charity number is SC046003