Charlie’s Hope - Everest Base Camp Trek 2020

In April 2020, I will be part of a group flying from Kathmandhu to Lukla to begin our ascent towards Everest base camp.

This is a personal challenge that I’ve thought about for a number of years, so now that I’ve committed, I’ve decided to give something back whilst being lucky enough to partake in such an experience.  

I’ve been following the story of a young boy called Charlie within my local community who’s father I have known for a number of years. 

At the age of 8, Charlie was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) - a genetic disorder characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness- there is currently no cure.  I have copied a link below - please take 5 minutes of your time to read through and gain a level of understanding. 

Charlie’s parents are in the process of planning for his future which means a power wheelchair and in turn, a wheelchair accessible vehicle. 

With your help, I have decided that any donations I receive  will go in their entirety to Charlie’s family to help fund the vehicle.  

I have set my target at $5634 - a $1 for every metre above sea level when I hopefully reach my destination.  Any amount received, big or small will be massively appreciated by all. 

Please share away and help raise not only funds, but awareness for DMD.

Thanks in advance,





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    • $30 
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    • $50 
    • 6 mos
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    • $150 
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    • $200 
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    • $300 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Josh Howie 
Upper Swan, WA
Barry Mone 
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