Eight million people have been affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, according to the UN. That’s more than a quarter of the country’s population.
Water, food and electricity are in short supply and there are fears of outbreaks of disease.
Nepal is Anil Mandanhar’s home country. Anil is a personal trainer at Southport Sharks Health + Fitness and he has many family and friends who have been affected by the devastating earthquake.
To show support for those affected by the natural disaster Southport Sharks Health + Fitness is holding a charity fundraiser from April 29 to May 2 and is inviting the Gold Coast community to take part.
Climb the height of Mt Everest by using the Jacobs Ladder and record your efforts.
To participate, all that is needed is a minimum donation of $5, to be paid to Sharks staff, who will help you record your climb. Receipts will be made available.
One hundred per cent of the donations will be used to purchase blankets, rugs and tents – these are items that are required with great urgency as many people have been left homeless from the disaster.
Using Anil’s contacts in Sydney and Nepal, the shipment of donated goods will be distributed to an appeal centre.
For more information on how you can help the cause please phone Southport Sharks Health + Fitness on (07) 5591 5800.