Wednesday 24th February 2016 – An Evening with Cameron McNeish and Richard Else

An evening with Cameron McNeish and Richard Else – Wednesday 24 February 2016, Methven Castle at 7.30pm

We are delighted to be hosting an event with Cameron and Richard to raise funds for The Little Sherpa Foundation, a Nepal-based charity working to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable children who lose their parents in climbing accidents in the Himalayas.  Many of these families have received little or no external or international help following the Nepal earthquake disaster.  Their homes were destroyed and some now have no alternative but to live in tents.

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Come along to Methven Castle on Wednesday 24 February at 7.30pm and hear Cameron and Richard talk about their travels and adventures.  There will be an opportunity to meet the two adventurers during the interval and we hope they will bring books to sell, which can be autographed on the night.  There will also be an auction to support this needy cause.

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We anticipate this will sell-out as soon as it is advertised in the press, local outdoor clubs and stores, so please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend.  To reserve your place, for a £35 per person charitable donation to The Little Sherpa Foundation, please call Methven Castle on 01738 840016.   Payment of your donation is required after telephone reservation, either in cash or a cheque made payable to “The Little Sherpa Foundation”.  Seats are limited and tickets WILL NOT be available on the night.

Guests will have the option to start the evening with a Nepalese meal at The Everest Inn, 36 South Methven Street, Perth before coming to the castle.  Tables for a special menu, priced at £15 per person, can be booked from 5pm onwards by calling The Everest Inn on 01738 622563.  A complimentary drink will be offered to accompany your meal.

Cameron McNeish is a British wilderness hiker, backpacker and mountain walker who is an authority on outdoor pursuits. In this field he is best known as an author and broadcaster although he is also a magazine editor, lecturer and after dinner speaker as well as being an adviser to various outdoor organisations.

 

Richard is a multi award-winner with films such as Wild Climbs, which has won a total of 11 awards worldwide. Another of his films, The Edge, has been described by the Daily Mail as a ‘perfect documentary’ and received a Scottish BAFTA. It was later described by the then culture minister, Chris Smith, as one of the ten most important programmes made for television. These are just a tip of the iceberg; Richard’s BBC investigation into nuclear power won him a Clarion Award recognising best practice in communicating the importance of corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, social inclusion and ethical debate.