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Nick Cragg takes part in the Bristol to Base Camp challenge

Nick Cragg crossing a bridgeNick Cragg, our Executive Chairman is taking part in the Bristol to Base Camp challenge in aid of our international charity PHASE Worldwide.

Nick, his wife Marie and friend Dr Gerda Pohl were founding Trustees of PHASE Worldwide set up in Rotherham in 2005. Together, they set up the organisation with the simple idea of supporting isolated communities by providing Practical Help to Achieve Self Empowerment. Through its sister organisation, PHASE Nepal, the charity has since gone on to change the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across Nepal through its integrated and sustainable programmes.

The Bristol to Base Camp Expedition will commence on 22 March 2023 from PHASE Worldwide’s base in Bristol. It will take the group 16 days of trekking to reach Everest South Base Camp, during which they will ascend to an altitude of 17,598 feet. Joining Nick on the trek are five other individuals from across the UK, all with a common goal of helping to raise as much as they can for PHASE Worldwide.

All monies raised by Nick’s trek will support PHASE Worldwide to continue its vital work in Nepal and help change the lives of thousands of more vulnerable families in remote communities across the country. The overall target for the trek is £30,000 and Nick aims to raise at least £8,000.

Commenting Nick said:

“The timing of this trip is quite poignant as Nicholas Associates Group has reached several pinnacles recently, including announcing our intention to float on AiM, creating Aristotle Partnerships. I now find myself aspiring to reach another high point in my life by trekking the highest peak in the world to support another community that is dear to my heart. I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to help others and hope that I can reach our fundraising target.”

Each year PHASE Worldwide improves the lives of over 20,000 people in Nepal. Their mission is to empower isolated communities through integrated and sustainable programmes and the charity currently supports projects in some of the most remote and rural communities across the country. In these areas, poor health, low levels of education and few livelihood opportunities trap people within a cycle of poverty, preventing people from taking control of their lives. PHASE Worldwide enables people to access knowledge, skills, and services whilst at the same time, strengthening local government provision, to empower them to improve their own lives.

Nick’s challenge has already attracted plenty of attention from the press – even as far as Guernsey! Have a read here >>> Rotherham Advertiser, Business Link Magazine & Guernsey Press.

If you would like to donate, any amount, however small can be made via this link: https://www.justgiving.com/page/nick-cragg-bristol-to-base-camp

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