Tibet Matters Annual Review: Thanks to those who got involved

We want to say a huge thank you to all of you who did any kind of fundraising for us this year. A special mention goes out to the fundraisers below, who went above and beyond to support Tibetan communities through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Steve walked 900 miles – £1,172 raised!

Fantastic fundraiser Steve Glass walked the entire 900 mile journey from Lhasa to Dharamsala to raise money for Tibetan communities! Of course, he did this close to home due to the lockdown restrictions. It took Steve five months (January to May 2021) and we are in awe of his achievement.

Gemma climbed Everest – £285 raised!

Gemma Cox, a long time Tibet supporter, climbed Mount Everest (virtually) for Tibet Relief Fund in April 2021!

Taking part in The Mount Everest Virtual Challenge, Gemma ran, cycled, walked and climbed her way to the top over a distance of 40 miles – the journey to the summit of the highest peak in the world. Well done Gemma, and a huge thank you.

Want to try the virtual challenge yourself? Head to theconqueror.events/everest

Even better if you raise funds for Tibet Relief Fund!

Jaya led 10 hours of chanting – £5,000 raised

Thank you so much to Jaya Deva, who put an incredible amount of time and effort in to organise an online chant of the Om Mani Padme Hum. Jaya and many others including Bob Thurman, Krishna Das and Namgyal Lhamo each led 20 minutes of non-stop chanting, watched by people all over the world, to raise money for our Covid-19 response work in India and Nepal. We would like to thank everyone who chanted, watched or donated to our GoFundMe page.

You can still watch the videos on Facebook – head to tinyurl.com/chantingfortibet

Meditate for Tibet 2021 – £1,066.50 raised!

This year we were delighted to welcome Tenzin Phuljung, a Tibetan filmmaker and former monk, to lead our annual worldwide meditation for Tibet on 3 July 2021. At 3pm BST many people joined Tenzin’s online stream to meditate for Tibet with beautiful collective energy – together with those meditating away from a screen of course. Tenzin stayed on for a Q&A afterwards which was illuminating and a great chance for everyone to connect.

2021 Raffle – £8,000 raised

Thanks to all who entered this year’s raffle. Your tickets and donations raised over £8,000 for Tibetan communities. Congratulations to Palden from London who won the first prize!

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