WALKTALK was a bold and challenging nationwide initiative encouraging people to participate, at whatever level, in a 200+ mile walk from Leeds to London that took place during July/August 2008, building relationships and understanding as they do so. The idea was conceived by Gill Hicks and her husband Joe Kerr and developed with Global Promise and Together for Peace.
The Yorkshire region benefits from some of the most accessible national parks and beautiful landscape that the United Kingdom has to offer. For a variety of reasons, these are not always well visited and used by a number of ethnic communities. GP aims to particularly encourage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to benefit from what these places have to offer, through ‘Adventure Challenges’.
Farmers in Africa are struggling to sell their commodities in the international marketplace, as they face competition from large multinationals that can under-price them through economies of large-scale production.
Global Promise sees young people as the future workforce and leaders of the region and believes that businesses can play a valuable role by working in partnership with teachers and students to develop enterprising attitudes.
Global Promise launched in 2005, in response to the disastrous Tsunami in South Asia. We raised over £2m and provided relief by engaging businesses and the community.
Climate change, sustainable energy, recycling and waste and water efficiency are key, high profile issues for the focus of the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Openreach apprentice engineer Mike Hirst is making a “trunk” call for your help to save orphaned baby elephants. Dressed in an elephant costume, he’s collecting cash in buckets to raise £1,500 for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which supports an elephant nursery within Nairobi National Park in Kenya. Mike has already successfully raised more than […]
Global Promise is to celebrate its 7th Anniversary at 7pm, on 8th January 2013 at Deeva Restaurant, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5LD. For further details, please contact Zulfi Hussain on 07802 920642.
West Yorkshire fundraiser and entrepreneur Zulfi Hussain will be sharing the ups and downs of his latest challenge – to climb to Everest Base Camp – at a charity night on Tuesday 15 November at Farsley’s Deeva Restaurant. In October, Zulfi and five others trekked to Everest Base Camp raising a mammoth total – so […]
Kalar Pather Altitude 5643m Just done Kala Pather. We are 1 day ahead of schedule. Half team down with altitude sickness – but ok. Starting to head down now.
Made it to Everest Base Camp – YIPPEE! Another dream fulfilled! 🙂 Having my birthday party… From the original schedule: Gorak Shep Altitude 5164m This is the final acclimatization stop on most common treks to Everest Base Camp from Lukla, following what the Dalai Lama dubbed “the steps to heaven.” Climbing time from here (the […]
Base Camp tomorrow. Kala Pather day after. A few team members with altitude sickness but ok to continue so far! Symptoms of altitude sickness: Periods of sleeplessness or needing more sleep than usual Loss of appetite Vivid, wild dreams (apparently especially at around 2500-3800m)! Hmmm, not sure about that one! Periodic breathing. (Surely we should […]