Everest Base Camp for Stepping Stones DSC

147% Raised

Autonomy Care Group is supporting an exciting adventure to raise money to aid Stepping Stones District Specialist Centre. Stepping Stones is a charity based locally, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire and supports pre-school children aged 0 to 5 years who have special needs. Jen, our Marketing Coordinator, will be trekking up to Mount Everest Base Camp in April 2022!
Stepping Stones needs to update and upgrade their garden area that is now over 10 years old. They want to be able to improve the existing garden by making it a safe and stimulating outdoor play area for the children to access all year round.
Autonomy Care Group and Jen have chosen to contribute the ‘Get Set Go blocks’ which will be customised by a company for their garden space, for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy. The blocks are safe but versatile for climbing and adventures, but will also have balancing blocks for added safe fun - and we are thrilled to raise funds to help contribute towards this feature in their new garden! Autonomy Care Group acknowledges that this last year has proven to be challenging for many, with plenty of tough times during the pandemic, particularly for small local charities. We are hoping to bring the local community together to support this fantastic project! We would appreciate it if you could give up your beer/takeaway money just for one evening to give to this great project and make a difference to our target.
So, any donations would be wonderful! And if you could, when making your donation, add an encouraging little comment to Jen or the charity to make their day!  We’d like to assure you that 100% of your donation will be going to Stepping Stones and we would like to thank people in advance for all their support and donations - no matter how big or small.
Thank you for taking the time to read our fundraising page, it's much appreciated.      

Max Hardman
27 May, 2022

Congratulations Jen, why am incredible achievement. Good luck with the rest of your fundraising!

Chetan Kale
25 May, 2022

Congratulations Jen, amazing effort, and all for an excellent cause! Potato!

Jane Dippnall
24 May, 2022

Well done everyone involved you are all amazing xx

Update from Jen

Namaste from Autonomy Care Group, as their Marketing Coordinator Jen returns from Everest! “It’s hard for me to articulate where I’ve been this last month BUT WE MADE IT TO BASE CAMP!"

(Update posted on May 16, 2022 13:13)
Chris Guest      Top Donor     
17 Jan, 2022

You got this Jennie!!!

Jen's fundraising stats
Online donations: £1,405.00
Match funding: £0.00
Raised offline: £3,000.00
Gift Aid: £187.25
Total raised: £4,592.25
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About Hiking to Everest Base Camp for Stepping Stones

There isn't just one reason to take part in the Everest Base Camp Trek, there are 1.5 million reasons! That's the number of people living with a learning disability in the UK right now. The mission...to explore the True Himalayan Kingdom and the Earth's Highest Mountain – taking people’s awareness to new heights, literally! Situated in the Nepalese Himalayas, Everest is a massive 8,848 meters tall – just below the cruising height of a Jumbo Jet. It is the highest peak in the world, above sea level, at an impressive 60 million years old! The base camp is 17,598 feet above sea level and on the very edge of habitable altitude. The trek will take Jen 16 days in total. She will be leaving for Kathmandu as a solo traveller in late April 2022. The trip starts with a rollercoaster ride from Kathmandhu to Lukla airport - dubbed "the world’s most dangerous airport". It's probably the highest, shortest, steepest runway in the world but nothing a bottle of wine won’t put right!

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