Hampshire fundraisers tackle mammoth climb for good causes

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TEENAGERS and young adults from Hampshire are set to scale lofty heights for a good cause.

Up to 200 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will climb Spinnaker Tower’s 560 stairs tomorrow to raise money for villagers in Nepal.

Hampshire Scouting, twinned with a scout group in the Nepalese village of Meghauli, will donate the raised cash to help improve their quality of life.

The climb marks the launch of the project Namaste Nepal, which will culminate in young people from Hampshire Scouting embarking on an expedition to Nepal in 2014.

While there, the group will build water wells and refurbish a clinic before taking part in a jungle jamboree.

Paul Mahy, commercial manager at the Spinnaker Tower, said: ‘Hampshire Scouting should be very proud of themselves for taking on the climb and raising money for their partners in Nepal.’

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