Alastair's Fundraising Achievement
INF's supporters are brilliant at fundraising. Here's why Alastair, our International Director, decided to do the Great Scottish Run.
"My family and I experienced the devastating Nepal earthquakes first-hand. The minutes of shaking were some of the most anxious moments of my life.
"I'll never forget the overwhelming relief of getting out of the building safely with my family. But that was mixed with a heavy heart in the knowledge that thousands would not be so lucky and that millions would be left homeless.
"Fast forward a year and I was back in Nepal last May to see how INF has supported rural communities to re-build their lives. I met a teenage girl who had been badly burned. Her story was heart-breaking. Since the quake destroyed her house she and her dad have been living, cooking and sleeping in their tiny cow shed. While her dad was out in the fields, she had an epileptic fit. She fell in the fire and suffered horrendous burns. It's an example of how people with disabilities often face additional hardships and suffering following natural disasters.
"INF has a special project to help people with disabilities, who were affected by the quake, to re-build their lives and their homes."
Alastair set a target of raising £1,900, which is the cost of re-building a house in Nepal. He then set about getting sponsorship to run the half marathon in Glasgow.
Alastair achieved his goal even before the run began. We would like to say a big thank you to Alastair for going more than the extra mile. His fundraising for the work of International Nepal Fellowship will change the lives of a Nepali family.
A new home is just one of many gifts available in our new Gift Catalogue, which could help a Nepali family. With prices starting at £8, there's something for every pocket.