Our Core Team
Our core team is made up of Jacqui Holth, Steve James, Jayne Hannam, Denise Healey, Karen Pethard, Anjo Kwakernaak and Jenny Chen.
Jayne and Steve met Jacqui (and Karen) in Nepal during that fateful trip and together they have worked on several projects over the years. Jayne and Steve have had a long association with helping Nepalese communities and schools and helped fund orphaned children from preschool to graduation. Denise is passionate about human rights and channelling investment into projects that deliver social progress and empower communities. Karen believes in the power of kindness and the generosity of the human spirit to bring about positive change. Anjo and Jenny volunteered at the school and community health post in November 2019 and they decided to join our efforts, Jenny in the health sector and Anjo with her vision and creativity for the school.
Along the way we have had some phenomenal people join our team to help raise these funds and without their support we would not have been able to achieve what we have. What we can do together is incredibly powerful.
A special thank you to:
Our on-site team who are making sure everything happens according to plan.
Majella Brennan, Rod and Helen Hill, Monique Kowalczyk, Julie Stuckmann, and Helena Van der Pluijm, who have shown incredible generosity in dedicating time, energy and support to our fundraising efforts in Australia; The Laing family heading up the fundraising in the UK, Ky Furneaux, Hollywood stuntwoman, for the energy you have invested alongside us, Robyn Smart for your generosity in building our website, to Team Nepal – the amazing teenagers and their ongoing commitment to raising funds and joining us to visit the school in April 2019, the team of 10 phenomenal women and one brave man who volunteered at the school in November 2019, to the anonymous donors, and to everyone else who has hosted, donated prizes, time and/or money.
We value your contribution more than you know.
Giving is the greatest gift and is our daily opportunity to spread kindness in the world.
We are always looking for other fabulous people to join us in our mission, for prize or cash donors to support us, for the broader community to host events, and for everyone to support attendance.
If you would like to join us please reach out as we would love to share this journey with you.
Please remember every dollar counts, every event counts, every prize counts, and every moment of support counts.
Contributing to something far greater than ourselves sends a powerful message to the Universe.