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Tsering Passang

Shaving Head in 26 Minutes

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][u]UPDATE - 27TH APRIL 2020[/u][/p][p][b]Why I Shaved My Head?[/b] [/p][p]Tibetan Buddhists shave their heads when they enter their monasteries or nunneries to ordain. In some other cultures, people shave heads too – for instance, to mourn when close family members die. In my own case, an initiative to help charities replace income lost due to the coronavirus pandemic – The 2.6 Challenge – has led me to fundraise for [url=https://www.tibet-foundation.org/latest-news/tibet-foundation-asks-supporters-to-join-the-26-challenge][b]Tibet Foundation[/b][/url] by shaving my head for the first time ever! [/p][p]As you know, COVID-19, which originated from Wuhan (China), has caused extreme disruption worldwide and has resulted in many thousands of people losing their lives. They include a small number of fellow Tibetans, including my good friend, [url=https://www.tibet-foundation.org/latest-news/a-tribute-to-jamyang-choegyal-kasho-1938-2020][b]Jamchoe-la[/b][/url], a respected member of the Tibetan community in the UK and a generous supporter of many good causes. [/p][p]Our scientists and medical experts tell us that the virus, which primarily affects the elderly, is likely to remain with us for some time. Against this background, we remember our Tibetan refugee elders in India and Nepal. Already hugely vulnerable through old age and for economic and social reasons, they now find themselves increasingly imperilled by this killer disease. They need our practical support now more than ever before. [/p][p]Tibet Foundation’s [url=https://www.tibet-foundation.org/destitute-elderly-india]“Give Elders Dignity”[/url] campaign is providing essential aid for this section of the exile community, with a particular focus on care standards and safety in the old people’s homes we support. I am shaving my head for The 2.6 Challenge to raise funds for these elders and show solidarity with all who have lost loved ones in the COVID-19 pandemic. [/p][p]If the small act of shaving my head for The 2.6 Challenge inspires you and others, I urge you consider sponsoring me, or making a donation to Tibet Foundation, through [url=https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=tseringpassang1&pageUrl=1][b][u]Virgin Money Giving[/u][/b][/url]. This is also a genuine practice of compassion ahead of the Saka Dawa festival when we all engage in doing good deeds. 100% of your donation will go directly to the “Give Elders Dignity” appeal. An advantage of donating through Virgin Money Giving within the next 7 days is that we can receive additional funds from the central [url=https://www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk/]2.6 Challenge[/url] pot administered by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). [/p][p]So, will you please consider making a donation today to make a real difference and help the vulnerable elderly Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal? [/p][p]I’d like to thank all those who have already made a donation to the “Give Elders Dignity” appeal. Your support means a lot to me personally because, like you, I care about our elders who need our help during the twilight years of their lives. [/p][p]Please donate today and share this message with your friends and network. [/p][p]Yours,[/p][p]Tsering Passang[/p][p]---------[/p][p][b]My story:[/b][/p][p]I have never shaved my head in the last 40 years and it is a challenge I take for a good cause. I endeavour to shave it in 26 minutes! I may experience cuts here and there but it's all worth it.[/p][p]The COVID-19 pandemic, which originated from Wuhan (China), has caused extreme disruptions worldwide. Sadly, so many thousands of lovely people around the world lost their lives due to this pandemic. Their families and rest of the humanity on this planet continued to experience unprecedented self-isolation situations. Experts tell us that the COVID-19 is here to stay for sometime and I believe the vulnerable elderly Tibetan refugees are likely to suffer more in the coming months.[/p][p]So, through this small act, first of all, I would like to pay my deep condolences and solidarity with all those who died from the COVID-19 pandemic and their surviving families, relatives and friends. [/p][p]At the same time, if it inspires others, I urge readers of this post to practice a small compassionate act - by making a donation to the Tibet Foundation, an amazing charity which has been doing wonderful work, helping the Tibetans in their homelands in Tibet, as well as those in the refugee camps across India and Nepal over the past 35 years. [/p][p]100% of funds raised from this small act of mine will be donated towards the Tibet Foundation's "Give Elders Dignity" appeal which will help the elderly Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal.[/p][p]Thank you.[/p][p]Tsering Passang[/p][p][b]Direct Link to Tibet Foundation[/b][/p][p][url=https://www.tibet-foundation.org/latest-news/tibet-foundation-asks-supporters-to-join-the-26-challenge][b]Tibet Foundation Asks Supporters to Join The 2.6 Challenge[/b][/url][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

27 Apr 2020

Supporters

May 7, 2020

Lhayum

Every little helps!

£53.00 plus £13.25 Gift Aid

May 7, 2020

Tsering Dolker Gonkatsang

thank you for this wonderful initiative!

£105.00 plus £26.25 Gift Aid

May 5, 2020

Phuntsok Norbu

ALL THE BEST WISHES AND GOOD LUCK FOR YOUR FUNDRAISING PROJECT.

£30.00

May 3, 2020

Karma and Dickey

Well done for doing this TsePassang. Helping the elderly is a very worthy cause indeed!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

May 2, 2020

Tenzin chokyi

A small contriibution for my people. Thank you for an initiative and being a motivator .

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 2, 2020

Anonymous

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 2, 2020

Chris

Toshi Dili and well done for all you are doing!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 2, 2020

Sonam Lueyar

Thank You for this great initiative which is timely! Stay safe & healthy. Tashi Deleg!

£50.00

May 1, 2020

Carole and Neil

A very bald move, Tsering! Looking forward to watching the donations and your hair grow!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2020

Anonymous

£50.00