Base-camp Everest trek 4 base & disability

by Matt Wood in Banstead, England, United Kingdom

Base-camp Everest trek 4 base & disability
We did it
On 5th December 2019 we successfully raised £100 with 1 supporters in 28 days

Everyone deserves the right to be employed however, less then 52% of the UK's works worce who have a disability are employed.

by Matt Wood in Banstead, England, United Kingdom

I Joined base in 2019 after a two-year journey to become a disability confident Employer and in doing so I attended and presented at the 2019 base Conference in Manchester. After just a few hours in attendance, I was so overwhelmed with the amazing work that Base do along with meeting some of the most wonderful caring and inspiring people in the world and so I decided that my company - Millwood & I could do so much more when it comes to promoting a positive attitude towards disability employment and engagement. 

Having completed many adventurous endurances over the years I thought I would try once more to raise some money and awareness for this amazing charity and as I loved Kathmandu so much in 2010, I thought I would return ten years later.

In August 2020 I will be hiking to Everest base Camp (EBC), and hopefully, with a friend from base (someone with a disability who would never think of trying this- even though there's no reason not to)!  This will be totally self-funded by me and will mean that I (we) have to trek up to 5380 m above sea level together.*

*FTR to summit Everest itself is 8848 m.

Every penny raised will go to Base so that they can continue support, engage train lobby Government and assist people and their support network and Employers with visible or invisible disabilities/conditions to gain trusted and respected employment and empowerment.

 https://www.base-uk.org/about-british-association-supported-employment

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