Nepal challenge for team of dads

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A Leighton Buzzard dad is leading a team of other dads on a Three Peaks Challenge with a difference.

Dale Stillman, founding director of the Cashmere Centre, near Mursley, is walking the three highest peaks in the Kathmandu Valley to raise money to rebuild a village school in Nepal.

The 2015 Nepal earthquake, severely damaged the main two-storey building at the Jana Vikash School, making it unsafe and unusable.

Dale said: “We want to do all we can to help rebuild the Jana Vikesh school, which is close to the factory where our knitwear is made and was attended by 140 students.”

Dale, aged 41, has roped in three other dads – Martin Carmody, 39, Andrew Abbott, 34, and James Cartwright, 36 – to join him on the fundraising challenge.

All four men coach football at Dovery Down Lower School.

They aim to raise £7,500 initially to demolish and rebuild the building so the school can return to use.

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