Donations to Heartbeat for Everest will be split 50/50 between the two chosen charities – the British Heart Foundation and the Himalayan Trust UK.
When donating YOU will be asked to guess how long it will take Steve to complete the marathon with all guesses received being entered into a unique competition to WIN one of a number of prizes donated by our special partners including;
– an ALL INCLUSIVE Holiday for 2 to at the Hotel Playa Real Resort – Tenerife,
– 2 night stay at the Dale Lodge Hotel (Lake District) plus a guided walk with Lakeland Walks & Talks,
– plus much, much more…
Heartbeat for Everest has been established to raise much needed funds for the Himalayan Trust UK and the British Heart Foundation – But why these charities?
British Heart Foundation
In 2004 I lost my older brother Bobby to a fatal heart attack which he suffered whilst driving home on the M60 near Manchester, Bobby was just 54 years old.
I myself have a heart condition known as Syncope and pre Syncope which has resulted in me having a Pacemaker fitted.
It is for this reason that the British Heart foundation Every Heart Matters campaign has been chosen to receive half of the amount raised to help fund research into finding the Gene, which is carried by 50% of newborn babies, this Gene could one day trigger that fatal Heart attack. 161,000 lives are lost to cardiovascular disease every year.
Himalayan Trust UK
The Himalayan Trust UK was set up to support Sir Edmund Hillary’s work for the Sherpas in Nepal, raising funds to ensure that every child has access to an education. The Himalayan Trust UK aims to ensure this happens in the remote mountainous districts of Nepal – in particular the regions surrounding Everest and Kanchenjunga.
Today, as in the past decades, the mountain people of Nepal continue to support climbers and trekkers in the Himalayas, and the need and desire to give something back, through the Himalayan Trust UK, is still very much alive and kicking.
Heartbeat for Everest will help with the further education of those who lost their fathers in the April 2014 tragedy.