Magenta Living duo plan to build new homes in Nepal
Published by Anne Wilson for Magenta Living in Housing and also in Environment
Two dedicated members of staff at Magenta Living are taking a break from their day job to fulfill the opportunity of a lifetime – Jo Harvey and Emma Quail will soon be building new homes in the struggling community of Pokhara in Nepal.
Magenta Living has been ‘providing homes...building communities’ across the Wirral for over a decade now, so we are perfectly placed to support this housing and regeneration project in Nepal.
After hearing about the Nepal trip, Magenta Living ran a competition to find two dedicated workers, and Jo and Emma certainly fitted the bill. The duo have undertaken a variety of fund raising activities including; race nights, cake sales and pub quizzes to reach their overall £6,000 target.
So far they have raised £3,500 and are about to embark on an epic challenge – running 10km for 10 consecutive days! It’s going to require determination and stamina, but Jo and Emma believe it is all worthwhile to achieve their goal of helping those less fortunate in Nepal.
The ten day trip organised by Homeless International and Action Challenge, is to work with Nepal’s slum dwellers, tackling issues around housing, disasters and climate change.
Jo and Emma will be jetting off on November 13, then after trekking through challenging terrain, they will work alongside locals and fellow charity workers to physically lay the foundations and help build new homes. Jo, Digital Communications Officer at Magenta Living, says: “We are under no illusions that this once in a lifetime trip is going to be both physically and mentally challenging, but the end result will be memory making.”
Emma, Policy Officer at Magenta Living says: “Having spent the last six months raising money, we just can’t wait to get to Nepal and make a difference. Homeless International is a fantastic charity and we feel privileged to be representing Magenta Living for this unique experience.”
The duo is currently training really hard for their 10k challenge which will ultimately improve their fitness in time for their Nepal adventure. If you would like to sponsor them online, visit here.