The Eggtober Foundation has as its vision the goal to be recognised and acknowledged as a highly reputable not-for-profit charitable organisation focusing on promoting the control and treatment of Gynaecological Cancers, especially during the month of October.
Ultimately, the Foundation hopes that the public will automatically link October with The Eggtober Foundation and join our efforts to raise funds for Gynaecological Cancers. The Eggtober Foundation is a not for profit organisation run by a team of volunteers. There are no paid workers. I am proud to support the Eggtober Foundation and to be one of its Ambassadors. Eggtober is the main Fundraising Event for The Eggtober Foundation
To read more about The Eggtober Foundation, go to www.eggtober.com.au.
Following in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary whose life work was devoted to giving back to the Sherpa people, the Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF) was founded in 2002 by several of its current Board of Directors who wanted to make a positive contribution to the well being of the people of the Himalaya. With a lifetime of experiences in the Himalaya and with a breadth of skills and knowledge, they share a commitment to work for the well being of the Himalayan communities, cultures and environments.
In 2005 AHF was granted our Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status and with an increase in fundraising efforts AHF was able to commit to a range of projects and began working in close partnership with a select number of non-government organisations and local communities. In August 2009 AHF became a Member of ACFID and Signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct and in 2012 AHF was granted accreditation by AusAID.
To read more about AHF, go to www.australianhimalayanfoundation.org.au.
The NZ Himalayan Trust began in the early 1960s when, during one of Sir Ed Hillary's journeys, Sir Ed asked a Sherpa “If there was anything I could do for the Sherpa people, what do you think that would be?” The Sherpa immediately replied, “Burra Sahib (big Sahib), our children have eyes but they are blind and cannot see. Therefore, we would want you to open their eyes by building a school in our village of Khumjung”.
This touched the heart of Sir Ed and he immediately began to raise funds and build the first school in Khumjung, sowing the seed of the Himalayan Trust work in the Himalayas. The NZ Himalayan Trust has built schools and hospitals, trained teachers and doctors, provided volunteers, restored forests, supplied help in emergencies and much more. Ed Hillary led the way for the Trust until his death in 2008. Now the Trust follows in his footsteps continuing to support the resilience of local communities, through health and education focused programmes. To Ed, his greatest achievement was not climbing Everest, but helping the people of Nepal.
For more information, go to www.himalayantrust.org.