Personal fundraising to help disadvantaged people in Nepal
YOU can make a positive difference to disadvantaged people in Nepal by organising your own fundraiser.
All money raised will be sent to Nepal and you and your team will be advised which projects will benefit.
Some ideas are:
- Sponsorship for your athletic activities
- A raffle at work
- Become our EBay co-ordinator
- Challenge your friends to give up chocolate or coffee for a month and donate their savings
- Invite NAFA to have a stall at one of your functions
- Raffle tickets for ‘My Personal Help’ where you provide the prize, such as offering to wash a car or mow lawns for the winner. There are endless possibilities.
We welcome new ideas and input by anyone interested in helping to raise funds for our aid work in Nepal.
If you have any suggestions contact us and share your ideas.
Our Fundraising Heroes
Click on the images below to find out more about our Fundraising Heroes
When they heard the devastating news of the Gorkha earthquake, Suraj Shretha and Gill Grolimund in Yeppoon began working with their extensive social networks to help raise funds for badly affected villages, through NAFA. To date they and their wide group of dedicated supporters have raised close to $20,000 for NAFA’s relief and rebuilding program.
A four month series of events reflected the creativity and ingenuity of all involved: two raffles, a yoga one day retreat, a multicultural concert featuring international tabla player, Dheeraj Shrestha and artist Kazman, a Pyjama mufti day at Yeppoon State School, a lunch event at Kathmandu Newa Chh’en in Brisbane, two dinner events – one at Landsborough Seventh-Day Adventist Church hall and the other at Yeppoon SDA Church hall, and a weekly earthquake appeal at Yeppoon SDA Church.
One spin-off from these extraordinary efforts was the willingness of compassionate people to come forward and offer their time, skills and financial contributions. The events enabled people to take the initiative to create events and to come together in harmony and friendship to achieve a shared goal. NAFA members and the villagers who have lost so much in the two deadly earthquakes in Nepal are truly humbled and appreciative of the efforts of Gill and Suraj and their network of amazing and generous supporters. Thank you one and all!
Mt Glorious Hike
On 3rd August 2015, Ray Baker of Back Track Adventures, organised a long distance hike at Mt Glorious with the aim to raise $40,000 to rebuild and restock the Tawal Health Clinic which was damaged in the Earthquake. There were a total of 43 hikers with most managing to complete their chosen distance – 7 hikers completed 50kms and the rest 25kms. Mother Nature turned on glorious weather with a bright and sunny day. The hikers started out at 6am and the last hiker arrived back safely just before 6pm. Even though there were many sore feet, a great day was had by everyone, with a total raised of nearly $17,000. Donations can still be made at www.givenow.com.au/nafarebuildtawal
On 4th July 2015, Kylie & Julie held a Mega Community Garage Sale at Kylie’s home.
With the help of Maureen, Michael, Di, Gerry and Jessie on the day, it was a huge success and they raised $2,500 for NAFA’s Earthquake Appeal.
Over 50 friends & family and other supporters of Nepal donated a wide variety of goods to sell. It was a mad shopping frenzy with many people coming back up to 5 times during the sale to buy more!
Kylie & Julie are hoping to hold an annual Garage Sale with all proceeds going to NAFA.
Brenda has developed friendly and long standing relationships with many shopkeepers and manufacturers in Kathmandu. Since 2003 she has been bringing back goods such as scarves, shawls, felt and suede purses and bags, woollen beanies and socks and many items associated with Buddhism such as incense, malla beads and bells. These are sold at market stalls and festivals around Brisbane as well as in Wooli. Brenda also conducts powerpoint presentations about NAFA’s projects at a variety of clubs, groups and retirement villages where she is also able to sell these goods. To supplement these goods Brenda and Megan make jewellery and gift cards. Each year these stalls raise about $12,000.
Helen along with her friends U3A Strathpine organised a Circle Dance where they raised $1,000.
They kicked up a storm dancing and then enjoyed the scrumptious afternoon tea Helen baked.
Megan cooks up a storm in NSW baking slices and biscuits which she sells at the local Servo.
She also makes unusual and contemporary jewellery and gift cards.
She markets these and NAFA stall items through ‘Nice Rack’ at Grafton and ‘Waves’ at Wooli, where the generous proprietors sell them for NAFA without any commission fee.
The Everest Mob
The Everest Mob, a Brisbane Marathon team lead by Sudipta Synnia, included Kylie Gilbert, Deborah Setterlund, Sudipta Sinnya, Nathan Anderson, Sneha Pandeya, Shambhu Simkhada, Aishling Murphy, Heidi Setterlund, Alison Exton, Neesha Sinnya, Ichhya Shrestha, Jamie Hunter, Will Stanfield, Mac Bista and Cian O’Brolchain.The team raised $13, 400 for health projects in Nepal – see link for further details..
Room to Read
Betty encouraged NAFA members to collect all their milk bottle tops during the Pauls Collect a Cap promotion in 2012.
The members rallied behind Betty and we raised $623 to buy ‘Room to Read’ bilingual books for school libraries in remote areas.
Helen’s Challenge – In 2011 and 2012 Helen invited her friends and NAFA members to a 30 day personal health challenge where people committed to either give up something or take up an activity to improve their health. $7,000 was raised for 2 nursing scholarships.
100km Hike for Health Projects (June 2010) Ray Baker, Kylie Gilbert, Jeff Dunne and Suzanne Chambers set themselves a personal challenge to hike 100km in 24 hours and asked people to sponsor them.
The money raised would be used for NAFA supported health projects.
They hiked 4 circuits of the fire trail at Mt Glorious, Brisbane in 25 hours and collectively raised $13,000; this money supported various remote health projects including an eye camp which was held in conjunction with the Tilganga Eye Clinic in Kathmandu.000.
Sunsuper Grant (July 2011) Kylie Gilbert entered a “dream” in the Sunsuper Dreams competition and asked people to vote for this dream.
With the help of the huge NAFA network, it was the most voted “Dream” and NAFA was awarded a Grant of $5,000; this funded the construction of two classrooms at Shree Mahakali High School in the Kavre District.
No Pain without Gain
Zac Keune certainly put pain to the test when he swung into action to raise money for NAFA’s earthquake appeal. Zac came up with an innovative idea. He offered to do one burpee for every dollar donated. This turned into quite an event where he works. The pain was intense. He burnt up 4,500 calories, which is equivalent to running two marathons or eating 32 donuts! Zac says he was ‘crying with pain and elation’ as he finished off the last 400 out of 2,000 burpees. A rack of bananas kept him going, and afterwards two family size pizzas were needed to fill the void.
Thank you Zac for raising $2,000 for NAFA. Your generosity and willingness to put your body on the line, literally, is very much appreciated. To see Zac’s ‘pain and gain’ go to Zac Keune’s Facebook page. Ouch!
Climb for Children of Nepal
Climb for Children of Nepal (September 2009)
Kylie Gilbert set herself a personal challenge to hike up and down Mt Cooroora (439m) in Pomona (north of Brisbane) twelve times, which she did in 11.5hrs.
Kylie asked people to sponsor her and she raised over $10,000 for schools in the Lower Everest Region.
This money was used to build two classrooms in Kophu, fit out of a school library in Lumsa and also supply skylights, desks, chairs, black boards and books to these schools