Former Rushcliffe School student and keen competitive cyclist Kieran Howarth will be travelling to Nepal this summer to volunteer for the Moving Mountains charity, which sets up medical clinics in rural villages on an annual basis.
Currently studying Medicine at the University of Bristol, Kieran is hoping to apply his learning through helping Nepalese people living in remote places where this is the only opportunity they have to access medical care without travelling for days.
A former member of the Nottingham Clarion Cycling Club, Kieran is now race captain for his university cycling club and has cycled up a number of famous climbs featured in the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, which he hopes will help him with the trekking required in the Himalayas.
He also hopes that the discipline and focus developed through cycling will stand him in good stead to help the people in remote communities in Nepal.
Kieran, aged 20, told the West Bridgford Local News: “I recognise that not only do I have the chance to help and raise funds for people who have very limited access to healthcare that we take for granted here, but hopefully I will also learn a lot from this challenge and be able to apply that learning in my future career.”
If you would like to support Kieran’s challenge with the Moving Mountains charity, with all donations going directly to the costs of healthcare delivery in Nepal, you can do so via: //mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/kieranhowarth.