In August, 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, and this could be done for a modest sum using local labour.
We appreciated the warmth and kindness of the Sherpa people and would like to assist Dr Temba with this project in Thame. (Thame is the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay who, with Edmund Hillary, made the historic first ascent of Mt Everest.)
Hazel Nash and friends ran the Half Marathon and raised the majority of the USD 8000 for this project ( in memory of her late husband Fred Kahl).