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Carole and Neil Bowman

Hitting the high notes

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Target £0.00

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My story

[p]On July 12th this year, a piano will be heard in Ladakh, on the Taglang La pass in the Indian Himalaya. This dreamy recital by Neil will be the highest of its kind, ever, in the world. This is not an act of foolish vanity, but a half hour performance from a pianist with not only serious altitude, but also someone who is keen to help impoverished local communities in the Himalayas.[/p][p]The air is thin at 5328m, just getting the baby grand piano there will be a mission, actually playing it for half an hour will be little short of a musical marathon. Despite it being the middle of summer, temperatures can drop below freezing, not generally conditions for a piano maestro, but, with support and a pair of fingerless gloves, and what promises to be a small but select audience, these notes will drift on the ether higher than have ever been heard before. [/p][p]An act of musical folly perhaps, but you try asking what the many people who will benefit from this think about it. [/p][p]Our sponsorship target is £5,328. Donations will be managed by Friends of Conservation for the Exodus Travels UK Himalayan Community Support Projects. Specifically, the money raised will pay for the setting up of two plastic-free Eco Cafes in villages in Ladakh run by local women on a popular trekking route. It will also fund a cook/carer for an old people’s home in Kyanjin gompa in the Langtang Valley, Nepal. The elderly people there lost their houses and relatives in the 2015 earthquake, and although they now have a home, they cannot look after themselves and need help. [/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

12 Jul 2019


Jul 16, 2019


Hope it went well! The Neph.

Jul 9, 2019

Sally and Sascha Curzon

Certainly hitting the high notes Neil !!! enjoy your altitude tinkle on the old joanna !!! Love from Sal, Sasch and the the Girls xx we shall expect a slide show

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 8, 2019


Good luck guys! Sending warm wishes to your fingers.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 7, 2019

Zara Fleming

Very good luck! And hope you hit those high notes and raise great funds for such deserving projects.......Tashi Delek Zara x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 7, 2019

Karen Smith

Good luck, and well done Neil! From Karen (Japan trip)

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 6, 2019


Wishing you both all the best for this amazing trip!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 6, 2019


All the best!!! D x


Jul 5, 2019

Paul and Denise

All best wishes and luck on your latest adventure! Will you be playing (and singing) "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and/or "Go Tell It On The Mountain"? :-) Looking forward to hearing all about it.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 4, 2019


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 4, 2019


from neil, gail, bertie, zak , and denis

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid