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Save the Children and The World Tri

The World Tri founder Charlie Wittmack is raising funds for Save the Children as part of his world's toughest triathlon endeavour. Save the Children fights for children's rights and has delivered immediate and lasting improvements to children's lives in over 120 countries.

Having a special place in his heart for the country of Nepal after a successful summit of Mt. Everest in 2003, Wittmack became interested in the Save the Children “EVERYONE” campaign in the country. The money Wittmack raises will go toward a specific program of Save the Children, which focuses on preventing newborn deaths and deaths for children under the age of five.

“We appreciate Charlie's engagement in the campaign, believing and contributing to taking “EVERYONE” to a wider audience around the world through his adventurous events and public speaking,” said Sudarshan Shrestha, Director of Information and Advocacy for Save the Children in Nepal.

Wittmack hopes taking this story to the highest point on earth will help lead to doubling spending on basic healthcare to help newborn babies survive. EVERY ONE is Save the Children's campaign to save children's lives in countries like Nepal, Bangladesh and globally. In Bangladesh, it aims to help the country meet Millennium Development Goal 4 - to reduce by two thirds the number of children who die before their fifth birthday, currently standing at almost 250,000 per year.

Wittmack is currently in Nepal where he is completing the final leg of The World Tri, which includes a 300-mile swim down the River Thames and across the English Channel, a 9,000-mile bicycle journey from France to Nepal, and a soon-to-be summit of Mt. Everest.

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