Chamonix Support for Nepal Earthquake Victims

Chamonix has long had strong ties with Nepal, with the common bonds of mountaineering and exploration forming long-lasting friendships and collaborations.

Following the terrible earthquake that struck recently, Chamonix has come together to offer support to our friends and colleagues in Nepal. Typically, most of the fundraisers involve a fair amount of fun and food so check out the list below and get involved.

Chambelles Concert ChamonixChambelles Rock!
The lovely ladies of the Chambelles Choir will be blasting out a review of rock and pop classics tonight in their own excellent style. Tickets are just 10€ and include an aperitif, supper and the concert. You can buy them on the door but to be sure of a place you can contact them at thechambelles@gmail.com. All proceeds will go to SOLIDARITÉ KANG GURU, a Chamonix-based organisation that gives aid to Nepalese families,such as warm clothing and education opportunities.
Thursday 7th April 7pm, Hotel Les Aiglons
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Chamonix Nepal FundraiserChamonix Court Pour Le Népal
Get your trainers out from under the bed and meet up as Chamonix Runs for Nepal. Each lap of the track costs 1€, you can either pay for your own laps or sponsor someone else’s and you can do them alone or as a team. Think of it as like those sponsored fun runs you used to do at school – only without any stop watches, whistles or coloured bibs. We can see this getting worryingly competitive! Snacks and drinks will be on sale, you can also help out by baking some goodies for them to sell. All proceeds will be given to the Opération Solidarité Mont Blanc Népal, organised by the commune.
Saturday 9th May, athletics track (by the ice rink)
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Chamonix Nepal Charity EventUn Dhal Pour Nepal
Enjoy a typical Nepalese dish and show your support for the earthquake victims next Saturday in the community garden at Les Barrats (opposite Chamonix hospital). Dhal, curry and rice will be offered in return for a donation – all food has been provided free of charge by Restaurant Potiniere and Temmos Hotels, and cooked with care by Passang Dawa Sherpa. The MBC are kindly providing beers, soft drinks and Chaï tea. There is no charge for the food or drinks, it is up to you to donate as much as you like to help the people of Nepal. You are welcome to bring any cakes or desserts along that can be sold and added to the kitty. All proceeds will go to the Victor Hugo Manjushree Vidyapith, a school that has been closed due to flooding.
Saturday 16th May 12pm, Jardin de l’île des barrats
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Chamonix support NepalOpération Solidarité Mont Blanc Népal
Not an event as such but an opportunity to donate at any of 4 points around Chamonix – La Mairie (town hall), the tourist office, La Maison des Guides and the Aiguille du Midi. The commune has already donated an emergency fund of 20,000€ and all donations will be added to this amount. You can also transfer your donation directly into a bank account set up for the appeal using these details.

 

Child in NepalA Chacun Son Everest
One of Chamonix’s many close relationships with Nepal resulted in this wonderful residential centre for children battling serious illness. The founder, Dr Christine Janin, is calling for help in raising money for her friend and colleague, Bikram Singh, who is currently giving much needed help at a Nepalese hospital. They have set up a bank account to transfer funds from France to Nepal to help children who have lost their families in the disaster, you can help them by donating here.

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