Nepalhilfe Beilngries e.V.

23 Jahre Nepalhilfe Beilngries e.V.
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Calendar "Himalaya 2015" now available - October 2014

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and Ralf Dujmovits, who are the source of the photos, with Ralf Petschl (left) of NHB and Christian Aumüller (right)
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and Ralf Dujmovits, who are the source of the photos, with Ralf Petschl  (left) of NHB and Christian Aumüller (right)

The idea of selling calendars in order to raise money for charitable organisations is not at all ground-breaking. The NHB started doing this in 1997.

Considering today’s run of 10,000 printed calendars, the beginnings can be called modest. The NHB started with 50 DIY-calendars featured by self-taken photos. The celebrated mountaineers Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and her husband Ralf Dujmovits as well as the extreme climber Hans Kammerlander opened again – as they have been doing for many years now - their photo archives for the present edition of “Himalaya 2015”. This is one fact that makes the calendar special.

The three benefactors also commit themselves to the sale of the calendar during their own shows or when talking to their business associates. They have been supporting our organisation in different ways for many years now. Only some weeks ago, Kaltenbrunner and Dujmovits were in Beilngries for a fund-raiser and promoted the calendar then.

On the one hand there are the breath-taking pictures, and on the other hand there is the printing, which is essential for turning them into a calendar. And this work has been done for more than 15 years now by Aumüller, a company in Regensburg and a generous supporter.

The calendar is 43.5 x 40.5 cm and consists of one cover, one sheet for each month and one for additional information. The pictures show fascinating impressions of the wonderful landscape, the culture and the people in the Himalaya region. The calendar which costs 17 Euro interests people from all over the world. Chile, Dubai, Australia, Vatican City, Georgia and Canada are countries on our distribution list.

It’s our aim to invest the proceeds of the sale in projects like schools, hospitals, children’s and elderly homes to support their running allow them to expand or start new projects. We have recently started building a school kitchen west of Kathmandu, in the district of Gorkha and renovating a hospital in the south of Nepal.

You can order a calendar here on this webpage “Oder a Calendar” using the order form.