The hammer has fallen for the final time on the #BMC4Nepal charity auction, raising an impressive £24,097 for the people of Nepal.
After two exciting weeks of bidding for extraordinary lots, we are pleased to annouce that £22,810 has been raised for Community Action Nepal and £1,287 for the Sherpa Paldorje Education Fund.
BMC President Rehan Siddiqui said:
"It's remarkable to see the mountaineering community club together on this initiative to help our friends – the mountain communities – of Nepal.
We are incredibly grateful to all BMC members and everyone else who got involved in the auction. Our special thanks go to the Alpine Club for all their support and whose members donated some exceptional items which really helped rack up an impressive fundraising total.
"We'll keep you posted on how your well-bidded money is helping out in Nepal."
Congratulations to all the winning bidders, your goodies are on their way. We'd love to hear about your days out with Michael Palin, Kenton Cool, Mick Fowler and the BMC ambassadors.
Going going gone! 78 items were listed on eBay in the #BMC4Nepal charity auction
Still to be won...
You have one last chance to bid in the #BMC4Nepal auction. Bidding is still open for the tour of the Aston Martin factory, currently going for £220. Closes at around 4.22pm today.
Our thanks go to...
Thank you to everybody who kindly donated their personal items and time including Sally Westmascott, Mountain Equipment, Land Rover, Joanna Lumley, Michael Palin, Stephen Venables, Kenton Cool, Mick Fowler, Leo Houlding, Chris Bonington, Doug Scott, BMC ambassadors and many more. Thanks also to everyone who helped spread the word, and to everyone who bid and gave their good money to the cause.
Our special thanks go to Anna Lawford of the Alpine Club for her amazing job of rallying support. Also big thanks to Suzanne Jones in the BMC office for all the work that went into running the auction.
How do I make a donation?
If you would like to make a donation to Community Action Nepal, please see their donations and volunteering page.
If you would like to donate to the Sherpa earthquake relief fund, see their Crowdrise page.
Sell your stuff on eBAy
Community Action Nepal now has a charity profile on eBay which means you can donate the proceeds of anything you sell on eBay. Check the CAN charity profile on eBay.
Why help the Paldorje Education Fund?
Sherpa Adventure Gear is rushing to raise money and relieve the suffering through its Paldorje Education Fund network already set up to benefit the children of Sherpa families in remote villages. To find out more and donate directly go to www.crowdrise.com/helpsherpashelpnepal
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