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Brighton dance teacher takes on Everest to help war zone women
2:30pm Sunday 21st October 2012 in News
A dance teacher is scaling the dizzy heights of Mount Everest for charity.
Neda Nenadic-Thorpe, from Brighton, is part of an allfemale group which is climbing the mountain for Women For Women International, a charity that supports women survivors of war and civil conflict.
The group starts its trip on October 26 and Ms Nenadic-Thorpe hopes to raise £10,000 to support the charity.
She said: “I am so honoured to be taking this journey with an incredible team of 12 women, walking in solidarity with women in war torn countries.
“Wars destroy so much so quickly, rebuilding lives and communities takes lifetimes. These women inspire me and I am humbled by with their strength and spirit. Women for Women International help this world by working with one woman at a time.”
Ms Nenadic-Thorpe, who is a dance teacher for 5Rhythms dance group, is also travelling to Sarajevo in Bosnia next year to help support war victims. As part of the group’s Reach Out programme, she aims to share dance with women who have suffered injustice through war and violence.
She said: “Your contribution, however small, will have a great impact on the lives of women, men and children who are really in need.
Go to www.justgiving.com/NedaNenadic.