Ken Hardman Fundraising Event | Tackling Everest for Charity
Friend of The Rees Hotel,¬†Ken Hardman is taking on The Everest Marathon this year- as a 60th birthday present to himself!¬†Running this marathon is no small feat and Ken will be up there with the likes of¬†Sir Edmund Hillary and¬†Tenzing Norgay.
The Everest Marathon is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest marathon in the world. “The start line is at Gorak Shep¬†5184m (17,000 feet), close to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.¬†¬† The finish is at the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar at¬†3446m (11,300 feet) and the course is a measured¬†42 km (26.2 miles) over rough mountain trails.” ¬† It is arguably the most stunning race in the world, due to the magnificent backdrop of Mt Everest and the Himalayas. This epic race has played out thirteen times since 1987.
True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel hosted a fundraising dinner in support of Ken Hardman. Through running the marathon Ken aims to raise at least $10,000 for two charities, Cure Kids and the Everest Marathon Fund.
“Cure Kids was established over 35 years ago to address the lack of research into life-threatening childhood illnesses in New Zealand. During that time we have invested over $26 million in vital medical research. This research has helped save many young lives and improved the quality of life for thousands of children.”
“The¬†Everest Marathon is a charity race and one of the main reasons for organising the race is to raise money for various Nepalese charities.¬†Nepal is among the¬†six poorest countries in the world and the poorest in South Asia.” Funds raised go to several different charities, all promoting health and education in rural Nepal.
We would like to say an enormous thank you to all our generous sponsors that have donated beverages to the dinner. Without your help this fundraising dinner would not have been possible: