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Next deadline for Organisations applying for more than £2,500.00 will be Monday 18th January 2016. Applications under this or for individuals can be submitted at any time but can take 4-6 weeks to be processed. If your thinking of applying but not sure if your project is something ourTrustees would consider then please call the office to arrange a chat 01387 269176.

One of the Trust’s contacts, Brian Hall, has organised many trips abroad including several to Nepal.  He has been approached by some people asking him to arrange a charity trek to Nepal to help villagers out after the recent earthquakes. No money needs to be paid up front other than booking your flights to Kathmandu. Flights are now cheaper than Brian has ever seen them in the last 14 years.  Richard Lye, the Trust’s Administrator, went on a trip, very similar to the one planned for next year, in 2013 and he would be happy to share his experience and information about the trip if you are interested.  Brian can be contacted on 01671820527 or by e-mail:  but will be away from 12 July until 8th August.  Anyone interested can contact Richard or Brian for full details and, having read through the information, should then give Brian a call before booking flights.

Nepal Trip Details: Easter 25 March – 10 April 2016

This is an ideal trip for those wanting to experience several facets of this fascinating country. The trek is ideal for those visiting the Solu region (Everest foothills)  for the first time and wanting to experience quieter trails which give trekkers a more genuine feel for rural Nepali village life.  It will also allow participants to experience life in Chake, a village not located near any major tourist trail. Chake was completely destroyed during the recent earthquake. Not a house was left standing and the school has been severely damaged. There will be an opportunity to visit the primary school in the village which was built with funds raised by Dumfries and Galloway College students, lecturers and friends.

The highest elevation reached on the trek will be the Lamjura La pass at 11,600 feet. There will be an opportunity for anyone with the motivation and energy to summit a nearby 13,000 feet hill.

The trip will also allow time to visit some of the major sites in the fascinating Kathmandu valley and to enjoy white water rafting, elephant safaris and other activities on offer in Chitwan National Park in the south of Nepal.

Cost: £760 (plus flights, insurance, etc.) and a commitment to raise a minimum of £300 which will be donated to the village and primary school.

6 students from Lockerbie Academy are heading to Malawi thanks to The Holywood Trust giving them a grant. The students travel in June and are going out to help build toilets and a new library. The students are very excited. They have been busy fundraising. Hope they have a brilliant trip.


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