03.09.2022 RaksTrust attempted Helvellyn a second time as part of its annual walking event in 2022. In 2019 RaksTrust’s first attempt was defeated by the weather. However, this year the trust suceeded in getting to the top and descended via Swirral Edge. A special mention to Theo who, at 8 years old and the youngest attendee, was able to get to the top!
19.06.2022 RaksTrust announces it’s latest project to raise £45,000 to build a school block in Nepal with the Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT) schools rebuilding programme, following the devasting earthquake in Nepal in 2015.
09.02.2022 Bradgate Park has planted an oak tree in honour of the fallen from Leicestershire, post Second World War. The tree was planted on 9th February with a plaque. The oak and plaque will act as a memorial for centuries to come.
26.04.2021 Well done to all those who participated in this year’s RunForRak and thank you for all your support!
17.08.2021 The RaksTrust ambulance project was picked up by local BBC news! Both Kishor Chauhan from RaksTrust and Yvonne Pulford from Love Support Unite featured in an interview, demonstrating how the ambulance is making a huge difference in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Since it’s arrival in February this year, it has been used to help treat over 40,000 people for everything from malaria testing to maternity care. Once again a huge thank you for all your support in making this wonderful project a reality and you can watch the interview from the link below.
02.02.2021 The ambulance that RaksTrust was working towards finally arrives at it’s final destination at Lilongwe, Malawi. A special thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers and event participants who have worked so hard to make this a reality!!
26.04.2020 RaksTrust inaugurates is new annual event RunForRak where participants run their own mini marathon (2.6 miles) across the UK. A huge thank you to the over 200 people took part!!
31.08.2019 RaksTrust reaches the £26,000 needed to equip and send an off-road ambulance to LSU in Malawi. A huge thank you to everyone who helped raise money to make this life saving project a reality.
31.08.2019 RaksTrust takes 50 walkers upto Helvellyn (although high winds prevented us form summiting) to complete Helvellyn 2019. Thanks to all those who participated and supported us!
01.09.2018 RaksTrust takes 55 walkers (and 3 dogs!!) up Pen Y Fan to complete it’s Fan Dance 2018 challenge. A big thank you to everyone who put in a huge effort to take on the trust’s slightly milder version of the SAS Fan Dance.
30.06.2018 RaksTrust begins fundraising for a new project in partnership with LoveSupportUnite to send a 4×4 ambulance to Malawi
20.06.2018 RaksTrust reaches £18,000 donated to Derbyshire, Rutland and Leicestershire Air Ambulance Service after 3 years of fundraising.
07.10.2017 RaksTrust Completed the DBC17 event taking 65 walkers round the Derwent Valley. Well do to everyone for getting round it!
18.01.2017 £8,000 Donated to The Air Ambulance Service
Well done to everyone who took part in last year’s Ben Nevis Challenge!
17.09.2016 RaksTrust Summits Ben Nevis
06.06.2016 Lord Lieutenant Lady Gretton Inaugurates The Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan Memorial Planter
13.05.2016 Congrats to Halisha for raising £600 for the trust doing the Victoria Park 10k race!
18.10.2015 £8,300 Donation to Air Ambulance service
Thanks to everyone who supported the inaugural event of the trust.
26.09.2015 Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge attempted by 61 walkers
61 people ranging between 15-67 years of age completed at least 1 of three peaks on the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge this year. Well done and thank you to all who took part!