Search

Schoolboy brothers trekking to Everest Base Camp for St Luke’s

PUBLISHED: 11:38 13 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:44 15 March 2017

Sechan and Luxman will be joined on the trek by their father and uncle. (Photo: St Luke's Hospice)

Sechan and Luxman will be joined on the trek by their father and uncle. (Photo: St Luke's Hospice)

Archant

The pair, along with three physios from Northwick Park Hospital, will be taking on the challenge to raise funds in memory of loved ones cared for at the hospice.

The The "Ain't no mountain high enough" team set off for Base Camp on April 20. (Photo: St Luke's Hospice)

Sechan and Luxman Chandrasekaram, two brothers aged 11 and 15 from Chiswick, will be trekking to remember their grand-uncle, as well as Northwick Park Hospital physiotherapist Jaanki Palan, who will be trekking in memory of her grandmother. Both parties’ loved ones were cared for by St Luke’s Hospice.

The schoolboys will undertake their 40-mile haul at the end of March.

Sechan said: “Our grand-uncle, Sivaumar Sangarapillai, always encouraged us to do charity work and he believed it was the backbone of humanity. We hope to raise much needed money to help the charity that helped him.”

The boys are no strangers to trekking challenges, having hiked both the Alps and the Brecon Beacons.

They have also started a rigorous training regime, including walking 27 miles in a few days along the South Downs, as well as ten-mile yomps along the Thames. They will be joined on the trip by their father and uncle.

Sechan and Luxman so far have raised almost £300, with that figure set to rise as the trek gets closer.

Ahead of her trek on April 20, Miss Palan said: “The team at St Luke’s have been nothing short of amazing and supportive in the last and most memorable moments of our time with my grandmother, Lilaben Bhudheo, keeping her comfortable in a dignified manner.”

The 25-year-old added: “Our family are forever grateful to St Luke’s Hospice, and I hope to raise all I can for such a worthwhile cause.”

Miss Sechan’s team of physio’s have aptly named themselves ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, and the team of three have already surpassed their joint target of £1,500.

St Luke’s Event Fundraiser, Alex Duffy, said: “The money raised by those trekking for St Luke’s will help towards providing care for people with a life-limiting illness living in Harrow and Brent.

“Whether that is through our 12 bed In-Patient Unit, our day services at the Woodgrange Centre or supporting people in their own homes. The donations will help local people access the care they need to live well, to know that their family and carers are supported, and to die with dignity in the place of their choice.”

For more information, or to donate, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TheEverestBase or http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=EverestBaseCampChallenge2017&isTeam=true

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

Yesterday, 18:41

A vicar in Kensal Green is opening up his church for a charitable afternoon of family fun organised by two of his parishioners.

Thu, 18:01

A Harlesden resident whose life was saved by blood transfusions is calling on more black donors in Brent to donate.

Wed, 18:48

Young and old are invited to join a charity run to raise awareness of knife crime in memory of a Kingsbury man stabbed to death.

Wed, 18:18

The sun shone down in Gladstone Park as hundreds of people enjoyed a day of free fun, games and dog shows.

Tue, 12:27

Brent Central’s MP has been appointed shadow minister for diverse communities, by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Tue, 10:10

Armed officers were called in after a gang carrying knives chased a man down a street in broad daylight.

Mon, 19:54

More than 2,600 people - from toddlers through to senior citizens -joined in the annual 10K challenge at Neasden Temple and held a minute’s silence for those who perished in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Mon, 16:39

Three women from Brent including a school governor, a former nurse and a foster carer have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now