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‘BUY A BRICK’ CAMPAIGN: HELP FUND GOKYO PORTER SHELTER!

Each year in Nepal, mountain porters suffer serious illness or die carrying loads to

As part of their work in the Gokyo Valley, IPPG and Community Action Nepal (CAN) are constructing a porter shelter in the Gokyo Village, where porters frequently have to cook and sleep without shelter at 4800m. Regrettably work has had to stop on the project because of inadequate funds. £40,000 is required for its completion.enable Western visitors to enjoy the mountains of Nepal.

Please sponsor a brick for £10 (Gift Aid available in the UK) and help to improve the lives of mountain porters. Print and return this form Buy a brick for Gokyo

Thank you for your support!

MAKE A DONATION OR BECOME A SPONSOR

One-off donations are always welcome, contact your country representative or the secretary. Better still join our sponsorship scheme.

Donations in the UK and EUROPE

IPPG-UK can now gift aid all donations. Please download and return the IPPG Gift Aid Declaration.

Here is how you can make a donation to IPPG in the UK:

 

1) Online 

 

2) Send a cheque (in pounds) in the name of International Porter Protection Group to:
IPPG c/o Dr Emma Mason
17 Berthwin Street
Cardiff, CF11 9JH

3) Through internet banking/direct deposit/electronic transfer:
Please contact us for bank details.

Donations in AUSTRALIA

IPPG is not a registered charity in Australia. If you would like to make a donation but need a tax-deductible receipt, please contact us. Otherwise, here is how you can make a donation to IPPG in Australia (no tax-deductible receipt will be issued):

1) Send a cheque (in Australian dollars) in the name of International Porter Protection Group to:
IPPG c/ Lyn Taylor
PO Box 947
Mona Vale, NSW 1660, Australia

2) Through internet banking/direct deposit/electronic transfer:
Bank: Bananacoast Credit Union (BCU), Coffs Harbour
BSB: 704328
Account number: 224350
Account name: International Porter Protection Group

BECOME PART OF IPPG

The UK arm of IPPG is a registered charity and you can find details about joining on the membership page

If you are elsewhere in the world become part of IPPG by donating time, effort, skills or cash! Contact your country representative or the secretary if you can help.

If you wish to become a representative in your country, read becoming an IPPG rep for more info on what it entails.

SPREAD THE WORD

Print off and disseminate any of the information on this website, in particular the guidelines for ethical trekking. Anyone can be an activist and lobby government and media. all we ask is that you check with your country representative or the secretary before using IPPG’s name.

WHILE TREKKING

If you employ porters, follow the guidelines for ethical trekking and treat your porters as you would like to be treated yourself.

If you go trekking with a trekking company, ask them about their porter treatment policy.

Finally, report any incidents of neglect or abuse that you witness while trekking. If possible, take note of the date, place, time and group involved and what exactly happened; photos are useful. Please send your reports to us.

ORGANISE A FUNDRAISER

Are you about to embark on your ‘adventure of a lifetime’? Why not ask all your friends and family to sponsor you for it and raise a donation for IPPG? For example you could ask them to sponsor you for 1¢ / 1p a meter climbed if you’re going up, or 10¢ /10p a kilometer if going along!

DONATION OF CLOTHES

Should you wish to contribute clothes or footwear for porters clothing bankscontact us. Useful clothes include good quality wind shell, fleece jackets and boots (up to size 9). Don’t forget clothing may be dropped off at a clothing bank after your trek.

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