Hazel Nash and friends ran the Half Marathon to help raise £6000 to build extra accommodation for health workers at the clinic in Thame, a remote village below Mount Everest.
In August, Hazel accompanied a group of 14 people from UK and NZ trekked to Everest Base Camp on the ‘Fred Trek’ in memory of Fred Kahl who died last year. On the way they stayed in the small Himalayan village of Thame, hosted by the area’s doctor who showed them the village health clinic. The village has a health worker who provides medical care for the local people, especially older people for whom the walk to the nearest hospital at Kunde is too far. She is from a village several days’ walk away, and needed accommodation in the village. Dr Temba wanted to build a room attached to the clinic where she could live.