PG Mutual Sponsoring Callum Shaikh’s World Challenge Trip – Nepal 2018

Posted by / March 14, 2017

The team at PG Mutual are thrilled to be sponsoring Callum Shaikh on his World Challenge trip to Nepal in 2018.

Callum Shaikh is 16 years old and currently studying his A-Levels in Northamptonshire in Biology, Physics and ICT Web Application at sixth form. 

On the 9th July 2018, Callum, along with 18 others student and 2 teachers will depart for their expedition to Nepal. The team will remain in Nepal for just over a month to complete numerous volunteer opportunities.

In April 2015, Nepal suffered devastation within many communities due to earthquakes that rocked the nation. Much of the work that Callum and the team will be completing includes re-building schools and homes for the locals, teaching young children and organising sporting activities.

“To me, World Challenge Nepal 2018 will be an experience of a lifetime that not many people will have the opportunity to take part in”, says Callum. “The challenge will be one of the most difficult I’ve ever had to face. However, it’s going to change the lives of the locals as well as my own in ways I would never have expected. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity.”

In order to complete his expedition, Callum has a sponsorship target of £4,500. This cost will cover his travel, insurance, medical and living costs. It will also cover the sports equipment and school stationary that he plans to take with him for the children of Nepal. 

Having already raised £2,000 towards his challenge, Callum is on track of reaching his goal. 

“I still have a ways to go. I have a long list of fundraising activities that will help me to reach my sponsorship goal.”

Along with fundraising, Callum faces other challenges including physical preparation for the expedition. Nepal is filled with mountains that peak at challenging altitudes and the villages that he will be volunteering within are located in difficult terrain.

In order to physically prepare for the demands of the Nepalese terrain, Callum will be completing a training expedition to Snowdonia on 11th November 2017. This will allow him to familiarise himself with the equipment and the altitude he will face. 

Mike Perry, CEO at PG Mutual said: “We are proud to be both associated and sponsoring Callum Shaikh for his World Challenge Nepal 2018 trip in his endeavours to help the Nepalese communities.”

“The whole team here at PG Mutual will be following along Callum’s journey and cheering him on as he undertakes this great challenge for a fantastic cause.”

If you would like to sponsor Callum Shaikh, you can do so by visiting his gofundme page here.

PG Mutual will continue to follow along and report on Callum’s training, preparation and sponsorship as he works towards his goal of World Challenge Nepal 2018.

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