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The Galleries centre manager supports ’30 for 30’ charity campaign

David Wait pledges to walk, trek or hike 30 miles per week for children of Nepal

Centre manager for The Galleries, David Wait, has committed to walk, trek or hike an impressive 30 miles per week throughout the month of February. The goal is to raise £3,000 for Pahar Trust Nepal to help them refurbish a school classroom, providing children in need with access to a safe and quality education.

Local Bristolian charity, Pahar Trust Nepal, is this year celebrating 30 years since their very first school was built. Since then, they have completed a huge 248 projects, renovating 159 schools to benefit over 40,000 students. The charity’s incredible work continues into 2021 with their ’30 for 30’ campaign, which aims to raise money to help 30 schools across Nepal improve their teaching provision, aiding pre-primary school children aged 1-5 years old.

David Wait, who himself is a keen traveller and trekker, has visited Nepal and seen first-hand how having access to a functioning classroom impacts on a child’s development. David said: “I couldn’t be more excited to say hello to the month of February this year. Pahar Trust Nepal is a charity close to my heart and I’m grateful to be able to support them in their ‘30 for 30’ campaign. I’m fortunate to live close to the Mendips, Brean Down and Sand Bay, where I’ll be either walking, trekking or hiking a total of 30 miles per week to fundraise £3,000 to put towards the refurbishment a school classroom. It’s going to be a challenging month, but well worth it.”

“Having been lucky enough to visit Nepal a few times, I’m in regular contact with friends over there. They are struggling, much more so than you or I, and they need our help. Research shows that children who receive safe, quality education between ages 1-5 are significantly more likely to have more successful outcomes as adults. Both the Nepalese children and I would be immensely grateful if you could spare even a few pounds to help Pahar Trust Nepal build and refurbish schools for the pre-primary children. The Galleries also celebrates its 30th birthday this year, so ’30 for 30’ couldn’t be a more fitting campaign name if it tried!”

To support David in raising £3,000 for the children, please donate to his Just Giving page. To keep up to date with his journey throughout February, like our page on Facebook or follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

An interview with Bristol 24/7 – 5 Bristol Favourites

Our centre manager David Wait chats to the team at Bristol 24/7 on his top favourite places in Bristol, some controversial picks we think you’ll agree…

He’s managed The Galleries for just over a year now and credits his team and occupiers for his enjoyable days spent at the centre. He’s very much looking forward to a full re-opening and working with all of the retailers to bring the scheme back to life again. He very much enjoys Butlers (who do a great bacon, mushroom & cheese toastie) and Mimmo’s (who he’s missing due to lockdown).

Read the full interview here

The Galleries Centre Manager 22nd Oct 2019

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