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Charity Sets Sight on Nepal Community Project

The 2017 Nepal Trek will take place 9th – 21st March 2017. Those involved will face a 5 day trek in the Himalayas followed by a 3 day community project to rectify the earthquake damage at the Manju Shree School.

The fundraising target is £135,000 in total. All the funds raised will contribute towards Springboard’s range of programmes and activities which help young people and unemployed adults find work in the UK hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. The group will also spend time with a local Nepali community to help rectify the devastating earthquake damage at the Manju Shree School.

Leading industry chef’s Lisa Goodwin-Allen and Chantelle Nicholson, who were both involved in the recent fundraising dinner to support the Nepali school from the 2014 trek said: “When we heard that the 2017 Springboard Trek was back to Nepal we made a pact to sign up right there and then. We are so excited to be working together to make a difference to people’s lives.”

Anne Pierce, CEO The Springboard Charity, said: “Springboard’s annual treks and community projects are a much valued and sought after experience for those who take up the challenge. Those involved are able to challenge themselves mentally and physically, meet like-minded individuals from the industry, and give back to others less fortunate than themselves. The annual trek is an important source of funds for Springboard and has a major impact of people’s lives.”

Springboard is looking to fill all 36 places and extensive support will be provided, including crucial trek information and tips on fundraising. For further details visit: 

About The Springboard Charity

The Springboard Charity helps young people achieve their potential, nurtures unemployed adults into work and helps alleviate poverty by supporting people into employment within the UK hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

Springboard provides a range of opportunities for sustainable employment and vibrant careers in hospitality, leisure and tourism through:

• Free specialist careers information

• Taster work experience opportunities

• Development programmes to help maximise the chances of obtaining sustainable employment

• Pre-employment and mentoring programmes 

• Educational teaching resources, information, support and student activities to teachers in schools and colleges

Springboard equips people with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their potential.  Springboard also works closely with the industry to help attract more talent and address skills shortages. In doing so, it has the support of over 180 different industry establishments and suppliers. 

For more information about Springboard, visit:

Or contact: Louise Routh – 0207 921 0428 – 

                     Alex Fenton - 0207 921 0428 –

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