Brian Schofield's Everest trek


Posted on
25th Feb 2015
by Anjali Dwesar

Fundraising challenge Everest fundraising trek

We would like to wish our supporter Brian Schofield a HUGE good luck for his trek to Everest Base Camp in March.

So far Brian has raised an amazing £1580 and counting. To support Brian, please donate on his fundraising page.

Brian is no stranger to raising money for charity. He has run half-marathons, competed in bed races and even jumped from an aeroplane, but it doesn’t end there! Brian and his wife, Joanne, love to combine adventure and fundraising. In Bosnia, they travelled in Land Rovers with trailers filled with charitable gifts to distribute to schools and hospitals. He has also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, raising an incredible amount for a local hospice charity.

Brian has always wanted to go to Nepal and with his love of adventure, the idea of climbing to the Everest Base Camp was born. Having visited Kenya with Joanne and seen a video of KOP’s work, he decided to raise money to fund our exciting projects that benefit some of the country’s most vulnerable children. He says:

“Having already visited Kenya with Joanne, wandered some of the poorest villages and seen some of the squalid conditions; once I started watching the video I was immediately captivated by what I was to hear and see, together with the work being carried out by the team and volunteers, admirable.”

Brian’s brother David will join him on the trip and both have been training hard to achieve their goals.

We can’t wait to hear about Brian’s amazing journey! To thank Brian and wish him luck, we have written him a limerick for our new Facebook album of thank you limericks.

If you’re doing some amazing fundraising for KOP (and would like us to write you a limerick) please get in touch and tell us about it! Send your story, fundraising link and photos to info@kopafrica.org.