On 16 and 17 November Dirk Schraven, Jan-Willem Möller, Jelle Tolsma, Jeroen van Mourik, Rogier van Bijnen, Servaas Chorus, Stephan Smeets and Victor Abad will participate in the MacLehose Trailwalker, a 100 km endurance race on the MacLehose trail in Hong Kong. Team CWS is raising funds for the charity ‘Child Welfare Scheme' (CWS) in Nepal. Please support us and donate generously!

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Dear Friends,

This year, two Dutch CWS teams will participate in the MacLehose Trailwalker, a 100km endurance race on the MacLehose trail in Hong Kong. On the morning of Friday the 16th of November 2018 Dirk Schraven, Jan-Willem Möller, Jelle Tolsma, Jeroen van Mourik, Rogier van Bijnen, Servaas Chorus, Stephan Smeets and Victor Abad will set out to race the 100km as two CWS teams, scaling Hong Kong’s toughest and highest mountains, conquering 5,000 meters of elevation. Whilst the race allows for the teams to complete the 100km MacLehose Trail in 48 hours, both CWS teams are aiming to complete the race within 24 hours.

MacLehose Trailwalker

The MacleHose Trailwalker (website) is an iconic Hong Kong 100km trail race that began in 1981 as a training exercise for the Queen's Gurkha Signals unit of Nepalese soldiers in the British Army during Hong Kong's colonial days. Since opening the event to civilians in 1986, nearly 100,000 participants have raised over HKD 530 million (EUR 58 million) to support various poverty alleviation and emergency relief projects in Africa and Asia. In teams of four, Trailwalkers have 48 hours to complete the 100km MacLehose Trail that begins in Pak Tam Chung in Sai Kung Country Park and ends at Tai Tong Holiday Camp in Tai Lam Country Park, Yuen Long.


Team CWS is raising funds for the charity ‘Child Welfare Scheme' (CWS) in Nepal. CWS (website) is dedicated to supporting and empowering disadvantaged and vulnerable children, young people and women in Nepal through projects that focus on protection, education, health care and opportunities. The aim is to empower children and communities to create a brighter future for themselves.


The Dutch CWS team raised over HKD 200,000 (EUR 22,000) in each of the past three years. The generous donations contributed to the improvement of the Primary School infrastructure and Play and Sports Materials for 6 primary schools, refresher training for 10 Primary School teachers, and Book Corners for 12 Primary Schools. This year, our goal is to raise at least HKD 200,000 (EUR 22,000) for the various projects undertaken by CWS as further described below.

How to Donate

Donations can be made via the site:
We appreciate any kind of financial support. Any donation, large or small, goes a long way in Nepal. We hope you can support us to get through the 100km race, for the benefit of less privileged children, through the excellent work of CWS.

We are grateful for your support and invite you to become a sponsor of our great team. We have had months of preparation and are determined to cross the finishing line within 24 hours! It is an amazing challenge, and your invaluable support will help us through the long race. Recent training sessions and the race progress can be followed on our FaceBook page:

Our sincere appreciation in advance for your generosity.

Kind regards, MacLehose Trailwalker Team CWS 2018

About CWS

CWSHK is a registered Hong Kong charity that was established in 2003. Since then, it has partnered with the local Hong Kong community to fund projects that support Nepal’s disadvantaged children and young people. All projects are managed by local Nepalese NGOs who benefit from the guidance and support of a small team of country managers with international NGO experience.

Leading this team of country managers is Douglas Maclagan, CWS’s founder who moved to Nepal from the Netherlands in 1994 to address the dire circumstances in which he found Nepal’s impoverished children living. He had identified these issues while he was on a trekking holiday a year earlier in 1993. Douglas has lived in Nepal ever since, designing and managing innumerable projects and working collaboratively with local NGOs and the Nepali government. His dedication and programme success has won him local and international recognition: In 2004 he won the Gusi Peace Prize for Social Services, in 2007 the Unsung Heroes Award, in 2009 the World of Children Health Award, and most recently, the 2018 World of Children Hero for outstanding work. He has also been an invited participant in the Clinton Global Initiative and honored by local Rotary Clubs in Nepal.

CWSHK’s work in Nepal has changed the lives of over 700,000 children and families since 2003. This has been done through the development of 14 Childcare Daycare Centers attended by 450 children per year (now taken over by the Nepali Government due to their proven success), the enhancement of 48 government schools attended by 20,000 students to make them “Child Friendly”, the availability of healthcare to 35,000 patients per year in CWS clinics (now financially supported by the Nepali government due to their success), the rescue and support of 5,800 children and young people living in the slums and on the street from exploitative situations, and the vocational training of 2,800 students from desperate backgrounds that has provided a chance to improve their economic condition.

Thank you for your Support!

Recent Donors

  • Francois Conradie


    USD 100 12/11/2018 12:08:22 AM UTC

  • Mark Singer

    USD 100 11/26/2018 01:47:28 PM UTC

  • Joost Osinga

    Superprestatie Dirk!

    HKD 666 11/26/2018 08:23:33 AM UTC

  • Nikolaj Garnitsch

    HKD 600 11/24/2018 09:26:52 PM UTC

  • Ajay Cherian

    Well done Stephan & team!!

    HKD 1,000 11/21/2018 05:48:21 AM UTC

  • Robin Darton

    HKD 2,001 11/19/2018 09:41:20 AM UTC

  • Roberto Rosettani

    HKD 600 11/19/2018 07:14:50 AM UTC

  • Klaas-Jan Van Noortwijk

    We'll done Servaas! 100 km.... doe ik je niet na!

    EUR 25 11/17/2018 04:21:49 PM UTC

  • Emma Richardson

    Good Luck Jelle

    GBP 25 11/16/2018 01:27:51 PM UTC

  • Fernando Magallón

    EUR 100 11/16/2018 12:58:34 PM UTC

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