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Riding high

Liam, Tom and Zac from the Riding on Thin Air team have completed their amazing cycle ride of the Manali–Leh highway, which is the second highest road on the planet. To date they have raised over £8,000 for Himalayan Children and in particular the Shey Lamdon school. All the money raised is being used to provide better hostel and school conditions, including a new outdoor shelter to allow the children to play outside while being protected from the harsh Himalayan weather conditions.

Our contact in Leh, Rinchen Dolkar, met them on their arrival and took them to her home for tea and biscuits!

Shey Lamdon school

The school reopened especially to greet the team, where they unveiled a plaque showing their achievement. They then delivered two kindles to the school – the highest Amazon delivery!

Himalayan Children are immensely grateful to Liam, Zac and Tom for their fabulous fundraising  – and if you too are in awe of these guys, you can still donate at mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ridingonthinair.

Some memorable moments

The highest Kindle delivery in the world!

The highest Kindle delivery in the world!

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Unveiling of the plaque at Shey Lamdon. Rinchen Dolkar and Principal Lobzang Sonam with the Riding on Thin Air team

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Shey Lamdon pupils and staff welcome Liam, Zac and Tom