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Virtual Climb of Mount Everest

We have been so impressed with the fundraising efforts many Fettesians have been undertaking throughout lockdown, using their time and talents to raise funds and awareness for excellent causes. One such pupil is Seb A in the Upper 6th who is embarking on a Virtual Climb of Mount Everest to raise money for Stop Domestic Abuse UK. This charity is working towards eradicating domestic abuse in the UK by raising awareness and by providing services to those in need of support. 

Walking around five hours each day, Seb’s goal is to climb the 58,070 steps (8,848m) of Mount Everest in seven days. Seb’s passion and determination is incredibly inspiring and you can read more about his fundraiser and personal journey on his Virgin Money Giving page:

“The Stop Domestic Abuse charity is seeking contributions to help set up a home for victims of domestic abuse. They have already secured half of the funding and it would be wonderful to help their endeavours. It’s already estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 children will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lifetime, however, it is likely to be much higher.

I recently read that during the Coronavirus crisis, domestic abuse websites saw a sharp 10-fold increase in enquires as a result of the 'stay at home' policy. 

I do hope that you might be able to share this fundraiser and encourage support - any contributions to the cause would be most welcome.” Seb A

We wish Seb the very best with his fundraiser and you can follow his journey on Instagram @the_everest_stairclimb (click here).

Good luck Seb!