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Springboard raises £70,000 from Indian trek

14 May 2015 by
Springboard raises £70,000 from Indian trek

During the life-changing challenge in March, 32 intrepid volunteers trekked 60 miles through the Dhauladhar mountains in Little Tibet and undertook a three-day project in a school at an altitude of 2,500m.

The group had to contend with extreme weather conditions - heavy snow and torrential rain - as they worked to create an extra teaching area in the school and spread the benefits of education throughout the local community.

Gaynor Black, one of the trekkers and founder of GB Hospitality, thanked everyone who donated money for their support. "This challenge helped not only kids in the UK but also made a huge difference to 22 young lives in Little Tibet," she said.

"The funds we raised will go towards helping 70 young people in the UK achieve roles in the hospitality sector during the next 12 months."

The Springboard trek in Northern India is the fifth overseas adventure organised by the charity following previous treks in Nepal, Peru, China and Sahara.

To mark the trekkers achievements, a celebratory dinner will be held on Monday 18 May at Café Spice Namaste, London, supported by Cyrus Todiwala. Tickets for the four-course dinner, costing £80 per head, are available by email from pennya@springboarduk.org.uk or by calling 020 7921 0438.

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