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On the 23rd August, 8 CITC cyclists will be braving the epic 7 day ride from Lake Geneva to Provence and St.Tropez.  The ‘Raid Alpin’ is a classic road cycling challenge covering 700km over tough mountainous terrain, including an arduous ascent in excess of 14,000m.

CITC’s Mike Hagen and Alan Alker will be cycling the long and winding road from Liverpool to the starting point in Geneva, meaning they will have covered over 800 miles before they even begin the challenge!

As part of a Global Rotary Bid, donations could be matched, meaning that every £10 raised will increase to £25 plus Gift Aid.  This is great opportunity to maximise the proceeds which will make a huge difference to our project work.

All money raised will go towards building classrooms in the remote village of Bung in Nepal.  Progress is already being made here; in April with the support of a Rotary Grant, CITC were able to open high quality, earthquake resistant classrooms.  The development included furniture, gender specific toilets and clean running water.  The new build has made an incredible difference, replacing 4 out of 21 inadequate classrooms but there is still work to be done.  Our continued efforts will benefit over 700 students, as well as their families. Read more about our Bung project here.

Find out more about this incredible challenge and donate click here.

Download the poster here

Further to our exciting announcement that a grant of £32,780 has been secured from Soroptimist International which will facilitate our 'Inspire Programme', the Soroptimists have released a fantastic news article about CITCNepal.  We are thrilled to be able to run the programme which will benefit so many women and girls in some of the most remote parts of Nepal as well as the wider community.

Click to read the full Soroptimist International news article

Inspire Programme info


It has taken 90 days for Vivienne Arkell and Joanne Chapman to walk from Land’s End to John o’Groats with the support of their friends Tracy and Jason.

They have covered an astonishing 1,235 miles, persevering through rain, shine and numerous pairs of boots!

Their determination has raised an amazing £2,354 between them for CITCNepal!

The end to end challenge officially finished at 4pm on Thursday 29th June at Duncansby Head (the most north easterly point in the British Isles).  Check out Vivienne’s fascinating and highly entertaining blog to read more about their adventure and to see their stunning photographs that really show off Britain’s great beauty.

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Their efforts will help us to continue to make a difference to children in some of the most remote areas of Nepal by building classrooms and delivering a high quality education. Read more about our projects here.

It's not too late to donate and show your support for this fantastic acheivement. Visit Vivienne and Joanne's findraising pages here Vivienne Joanne

In May 2005, a group of 8 people trekked together to Everest Base Camp.  They were led by Dawa Geljen Sherpa, a Sherpa whose family have lived in Lukla for generations.  Son of a Yak farmer, Dawa learnt early how tough it can be getting on in life without the benefit of schooling.  His father died when Dawa was still in primary school and Dawa left school to start work to help support his mother and family.  His dream to improve the education of children in his home town of Lukla became a reality when he met Davie Woods, Ian Lowrie, Graham MacDonald, Linza Corp and Michele Findlay on their life changing trip to Everest Base Camp.  

From the inspiration of Dawa and the energy of the group, Classrooms in the Clouds was born and on 29th August 2007 Classrooms in the Clouds was registered as a charity with the Charity Commission.  


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