I am Andrew Zemek and I live in West London (Ealing). In mid-May
I'll be turning fifty. The quote from the Dalai Lama you read
on the first page inspired me to do something unusual for my
birthday - give rather than receive. Reflect on life in the
solitude of Tibet.
decided to raise funds for charity - one pound for each year of
my life - £18,263
in total. I selected MENCAP - a UK charity helping people with
learning disabilities. My wife has worked for many
years in a special school in Northolt caring for children with
This is my way of contributing a bit to the smile on their faces.
my professional life I am a mining consultant. I love photography,
hiking in the mountains, biking and reading about other cultures.
In 2002 I raised funds for MENCAP by taking part in a 400 km bike
ride in China (see more on a dedicated
website). You may also find
out more about my traing for the trek on this
give generously. You hould see the smile on the faces of children
whose life your money is changing.