We recently announced the sad news that our much loved tour leader, Deepen Rai, was involved in a plane crash in Kathmandu, along with seven of our customers. In response to the huge volume of requests, we have set up a dedicated fund to support Deepen’s family.
Since making the announcement, we have received hundreds of messages of condolence and have been inundated with requests to set up a fund in Deepen’s memory, to support his wife and children. This reflects our own feelings - Deepen was a highly respected and well loved tour leader who touched the lives of so many people.
Many of the messages we have received over the past few days have spoken of his kindness, knowledge and great sense of humour, as well as his huge love for his family. It has been touching to hear such great stories about one of our very best tour leaders, of whom so many of us knew and will always carry fond memories of.
We have received a heartwarming tribute to Deepen from his best friend and tour leader Kiran Bhatta. Click HERE to read it.
To read the messages left for Deepen, please visit our Facebook page.
In memory of our tour leader we have set up a dedicated fund to help support his family. Those who would like to contribute to The Deepen Rai Fund can do so by sending a cheque from the UK only, made payable to “Explore Worldwide Ltd – The Deepen Rai Fund”, to the address below.
Electronic transfer donations can also be made to the following bank account, or through PayPal. For any further information or queries, please email email@example.com.
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Account Name: Explore Worldwide Ltd – The Deepen Rai Fund
If you would also like a message passed on to Deepen’s family, please include it with the cheque or in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you wish to be kept updated with fundraising progress, please ensure that you include contact details with your donation.
Please send any donations to: The Deepen Rai Fund, Explore Worldwide Limited, Nelson House, 55 Victoria Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7PA.
Once again, we would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences go to the friends and family of our customers and Deepen.
- All donations to the Deepen Rai Fund, no matter what the amount, will be gratefully received
- The Deepen Rai Fund is not a registered charity. Explore Worldwide is acting solely as an intermediary between its customers and Deepen Rai’s family and will make no financial gain from this fund
- We can only accept cheques from the UK
- Please note that bank charges may apply to customers making donations to Explore’s UK account from abroad. Please consider that a proportion of the donation may be absorbed by the bank to cover these charges. It is advisable therefore to donate through PayPal
-If you require a receipt, please request this at the time of your donation, including your name and contact details