County fan Richard Jenkins, along with the help of lead Academy Coach Darren Broadribb, recently donated over 70 County shirts from the 2015/16 Season to schoolchildren in Nepal.
Shree Sagarmatha Secondary School in the small village of Bung, Nepal, received the shirts thanks to County fan Richard Jenkins who was taking a third trip to Nepal in aid of the Classrooms in the Clouds Nepal (CITCNepal) charity.
On this occasion he and 13 friends, family and workmates hiked to Everest Base Camp in support of the charity.
As part of the Classrooms in the Clouds Nepal (CITCNepal) initiative, this time Richard took over 70 shirts, thanks to the generous help of Newport County AFC Academy Lead Coach for Under-7's - 16's age groups, Darren Broadribb on behalf of the Club.
Richard's past challenges, all in support of CITCNepal, have seen him raise funds used to build Shree Sagarmatha Secondary School.
“The Company I work for, Eastman Chemical Company, donated £1500 towards our challenge and we managed to raise £3380 online which was fantastic,” he said.
“The tops were just in storage and not being used so we came up the idea to take them to Nepal.
Mr Jenkins contacted Dawa Geljen Sherpa, a trustee at CITCNepal, and told him about the idea. Dawa was a huge part in ensuring the kits were delivered.
“The kids were delighted.” said Mr Jenkins.
“I carried around 70 shirts with me which were transporinton to the Himalayas from Kathmandu.”
CITCNepal exists to support education in Nepal. It achieves this by building high quality, earthquake resistant classrooms, working in partnership with local communities to provide sustainable solutions and also by providing teacher training with ongoing sponsorship.
For more information about the work being carried out by CITCNepal, click here.
Richard continues to raise money for CITCNepal, click here to donate to his GoFundMe page.