Family going the extra mile for Nepalese

TREK: Paul Meek, Kersten Tuckey and daughter Aaliyah Meek are raising funds for quake victims.
TREK: Paul Meek, Kersten Tuckey and daughter Aaliyah Meek are raising funds for quake victims. Trevor Veale

ONE Red Hill family is really putting in the hard yards to raise funds to help people devastated by last year’s earthquake in Nepal.

Paul Meek and his daughter Aaliyah are preparing to trek to the top of Mount Kinabalu in Borneo next weekend, while Kersten Tuckey is about to embark on a 24-day trek through Nepal where she’ll see the damage first hand.

“The money will be used to help build schools and homes,” Aaliyah said.

Kersten said even a year on from the earthquakes, there was still so much work to be done in Nepal.

“This poor country doesn’t have the resources to rebuild a lot of schools and hospitals that were damaged during the earthquake, and there’s still a lot of people living in tin sheds and cardboard houses,” she said.

Paul said the trio had been working hard to ensure they were fit.

“We’ve been training for a while,” Paul said.

“We’ve been walking up Muttonbird and walking up our hill and doing CrossFit and a whole bunch of other things to try and get ourselves built up.”

Donate via tins on the front counter at the local Bendigo Bank or online at personalchallenge.gofund AaliyahMeek.

Topics:  earthquake nepal

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