Fundraising for the Nepal School Project 2017

Fundraising at Chester Fire Station Open Day

Fundraising for the Nepal School Project 2017 is now underway and you will be able find out how our fire cadets and volunteer leaders are getting on by visiting this page.

The team will be heading out to Nepal in the Autumn of 2017 to help build a new school, but first they need to raise over £70,000. The money will fund the building of a new school and enable the team to go to Nepal and finish off the build where they will also meet and work with the children and villagers who will be using the facilities for generations to come.

Fundraising so far:

Over 2,000 km covered in a day

Becky Naylor and her team of supporters completed a total 2,166km

Cadet Volunteer Becky Naylor and her team of supporters completed a total 2,166km yesterday, which is the equivalent of over 50 marathons, raising over £600 for the Nepal School Project 2017. 

The challenge was completed at a local gym where teams of people took in turns to help to cover the target distance.

Becky said:  "It was one of the toughest things I have ever done, mentally and physically, but I am so proud to have been a part of it and be around incredible athletes."

If you would donate to the Nepal School Project 2017, please use the following link:

Chester Watch Manager takes on Half Marathon and Affric Kintail Way challenge!

Chester Watch Manager Ant McCarthy is taking on the Chester Half Marathon on 21st May 2017 and the Affric Kintail Way challenge on 10th June 2017 to raise money for the 2017 Nepal School Project.

Chester Half Marathon (opens in new window)

Affric Kintail Way challenge (opens in new window)

Climbing the height of Mount Everest!

On Saturday 2nd October, Joe Shevelan and a small team of friends and relatives climbed the height of Mount Everest on an indoor climbing wall.

Mount Everest is 8848 meters and the climbing wall was 4m. That's 2212 climbs to reach the top.

The team completed the challenge in just over 4 hours raising just over £200 for project Nepal

Car boot sale in Chester

Fire cadet Hannah Ford had a table at the Countess of Chester car boot sale to raise money to build classrooms for village children at a school in Nepal.

Hannah will be heading out to Nepal to see the finished classrooms, together with a group of fire cadets and leaders, in October 2017.

Sandbach Family Fun Day

Staff and fire cadets went along to the Sandbach Family Fun Day and raised money to for a classroom project in Nepal.

Lauren Hutchinson put on a tombola stall to help raise money and they team also raised awareness of the cadet scheme and volunteering as part of the day.

Fundraising for Nepal classroom build

Tarporley Fire Cadet Hannah Ford raised £65 to help build much needed classrooms in a school in Nepal school, during a recent station open day.

The cadet is going out to Nepal in October 2017 but first needs to raise over £3,500 which will enable the classrooms to be built before she heads out with fellow cadets and leaders to finish off the project.

To help with the fundraising Hannah went along to the fire station open day where she took along a street map of Tarporley. The map was divided up into squares and people bought a square with one square was selected at random to win.

The firefighters also did an amazing job in supporting Hannah by running a raffle, with some fantastic which they donated to Hannah. They also had a guess the name of the teddy and a cake sale with some of those funds were also generously donated.

Hannah said: "It was a great day and people were looking on the map trying to find their houses which was good fun. Street the restaurant were very kind and donated a £20 food voucher as the prize and the local spar donated a bottle to accompany the prize. This really helped boost my total so I would like to thank them for their help. Also I would like to thank the firefighters, my friend and fellow cadet Caitlin Lovelock and the rest of the unit who all supported me on the day."

For more information about the classroom build please visit: Nepal School Project 2016

Fundraising at Chester Fire Station Open Day

Cheshire Fire Cadets Lauren Hutchinson and Carla Jones went along to Chester Open Day to raise funds to enable them to build a much needed, new school in Nepal.

The pair set up a tombola stand, lucky dip and a lucky dip stand at the event to help raise funds. The cadets also made popcorn to sell and had great fun with the "find the nail in the bale" game.

Lauren and Carla had plenty of support on the day from fellow fire cadets, including Connor and from firefighter Anthony McCarthy and the crew.

Lauren said: "Anthony made us a great display board with information and photos about the school build. It gave lots of information about why we were fundraising. The next day I walked 15 miles along the Wirral Coastal Walk to raise even more money for the school project."

Lauren, 16 fellow fire cadets and nine volunteer leaders will head out to Nepal in the Autumn of 2017 to finish off the school,  before handing it over to villagers, but first they need to raise over £70,000 for the project.

If anyone would like to donate to the project then please visit the fire cadets my donate page (opens in new window) 

Teenage Market in Warrington

Well done to Warrington Fire Cadet Joe Shevelan who raised £100 at the Warrington Teenage Market on Saturday 25th May.

Pretty Muddy competitors hosed down by Fire Cadets

Cheshire Fire Cadets went along to Pretty Muddy in Warrington to raise money by hosing mud off competitors for a donation. 

Cadets waited at the end of the Race for Life obstacle event and were able to help remove mud for a donation towards a project to build a new school in Nepal. Thanks to the generosity of the ladies they raised £347.67 towards their target.

Pretty Muddy is a 5k muddy obstacle course organised in aid of Cancer Research UK and there are races held around the country. The Warrington event was a circular route around Victoria Park and the cadets also handed out bottled water to competitors.

Army Reserves function

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Prince's Trust Programme Manager Jason McTigue is currently raising money towards the building of a new  school in Nepal and will be heading out to the country in autumn 2017 to see its completion.

Jason is Battery Sergeant Major with the Army Reserves and put on an auction to raise money for the project.

Jason presented a signed poster of former Liverpool footballer Jamie Carragher to winner Dave Barlow, who is an ex-Army Reservist, at a Army Reserves Function held in 208 Battery, Liverpool.

Thanks to the generosity of guests, Jason was able to raise £200.20 on the night which will go towards the Nepal school project.

Raising money at Sandbach Fire Station Open Day

Crewe Fire Cadet Kieron Smith and Sandbach Volunteer Leader Ben Bradbury began their fundraising at Sandbach Fire Station Open Day.

They raised over £200. Thanks to everyone who donated! 

Donate or support the fire cadets

If you would like to help the Cheshire Fire Cadets raise over £70,000 to help build a school in Nepal please visit their my donate page. Any donation, no matter how small, would be gratefully accepted.

Cheshire Fire Cadets Nepal 2017 - My donate page (opens in new window)

If anyone would like to support Cheshire Fire Cadets and organise events or have any ideas about how they can raise the money, then they would like to hear from you. Please contact Vicky Wrest on 01606 868427.

Related images

Ant McCarthy
Becky Naylor and her team of supporters completed a total 2,166km
Crewe Fire Cadet Kieron Smith
Fire cadet Hannah Ford at the car boot sale in Chester
Fundraising at Chester Fire Station Open Day
Jason presenting a signed poster of former Liverpool footballer Jamie Carragher to winner Dave Barlow
Joe and friends on the climbing wall
Joe's stall at the Teenage Market
Warrington Teenage Market