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News – July 2015

News – July 2015

Simon Holland-Brown (B’97) is flying out to Jacksonville on 2nd September to have a go at cycling approx 2,500 miles across the USA.  He and a friend are aiming to cycle 75 miles per day and complete the trip in somewhere between 30-40 days, crossing Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California the blazing heat – temperatures will be averaging 30°C and topping out at a crackling inducing 40°C.  Simon is hoping to raise £50,000 for two Nepal based charities (Kidasha and Development Nepal) that three Worthians – Jeremy Southon (StB’97), Chris Kelly (R’97) and Johannes Stangenberg-Haverkamp (G’97) – are involved with.   If you would like to donate please go to https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/simonhollandbrown

Jeremy has been working in child protection in Nepal for more than 10 years, focusing on reaching the most excluded and marginalised children (street children, child labourers, victims of sexual exploitation). Since 2006, Jeremy has been leading this work for Kidasha, a UK charity, which annually works with more than 3,000 children in crisis situations. Kidasha prioritises reaching those who are overlooked or unable to benefit from mainstream support.  For more information about their inspiring work see www.kidasha.org.

Chris is a trustee of the UK registered charity, Development Nepal (www.developmentnepal.org) which he helped set-up in 1999; Johannes became involved recently to assist the charity with their financial management. Development Nepal works with some of the poorest individuals and communities in the Sunsari district of East Nepal by working at grassroots level with communities to support micro-finance and livelihoods, primary education and health interventions.

 

Andrew Keatley (C’96) has a new play, THE GATHERED LEAVES, opening this week at the Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, starring Jane Asher, Clive Francis and Alexander Hanson. He’d love to see some Worthians in the audience!  For more information go to www.parktheatre.co.uk

 

Crispin Hayhoe (StB’82) and his wife Anne are thrilled to announce the birth of Samuel, born on 3rd July 2015 weighing 8lb 9oz, a brother for Sarah and Benedict.