HIMCON – Himalaya Consortium for Himalaya Conservation
The trust prefers to support groups who work with the people of the region. To date our financial support has gone to HIMCON. The HIMCON people advise the Trust on areas they see need our help.
HIMCON are made up of a small group of passionate people. They have few financial resources but through hard work are committed to improving the lives of the villagers by protecting the environment they live in.
Sir Edmund Hillary
In 1996 David wrote to Sir Edmund Hillary describing the goal of the Trust and asking him if he thought the idea was a good one and would consider becoming a patron. He responded:
“I think its a wonderful concept and I’ll do anything I can to help”
He also asked to be a director on the board as he felt only being a patron was a bit boring.
Our work was a microcosm of what Sir Edmund Hillary had already accomplised in India so we were immensely proud to have him onboard.
We have been very fortunate to have had a number of people and businesses support us over the years whom we are deeply grateful to.
There are so many people who have bought trees some on an annual basis, donated time and sent messages of support. Without these generous individuals the trust would have never got off the ground.
We would like to give special thanks to the following people for their contribution during the early years:
Sir Edmund and Lady Hillary
The New Zealand High Commission Delhi
John and Vicki Bostock
Dr Nagin Lallu
Mr. Apple Ltd
Sue Wood and Associates
The Karl Family
Dr. V H Sah
Kip and Dale Coop
Langley Twigg Lawyers
Craggy Range Winery
The Green Door Nursery
Hawkes Bay Regional Council
Energie Fruit Charitable Trust
Himalayan Consortium for Himalayan Conservation
Yates New Zealand