Tilden Project Nepal

“Helping to improve the lives of children and families in the remote mountain village of Aruchour, Nepal.”

How we began

Tilden Revell was tragically killed in a road accident in August 2001. His friends Chris and Zarina, working with VSO in Nepal at that time, dedicated a school library to his memory. The original donation sent by Tilden’s family to buy books founded a small but effective organisation, providing a range of development projects in Aruchour.

How you can help

We always need to raise more funds to continue the work of Tilden Project Nepal and would welcome your contribution. A little money goes a long way in Nepal – ten pounds will provide meals for 14 Nursery children for a week or help build two more smokeless stoves.

Over £100,000 Raised

Since Tilden Project Nepal first became a registered charity in 2006, Tilden’s family and friends have raised over £100,000 to contribute to assisting and improving the lives of families and children in Aruchour.

Tilden’s sister (Trustee/Secretary Sophie Revell) said:

We still see ourselves as a small family run charity, but feel proud of all we have achieved in Tilden’s memory.He felt passionately about equality and justice, so I think he would have liked to know that he was contributing in a small way to the lives of people who in many ways have been forgotten.”

Our Work in Aruchour


Children in Aruchour 2010

Tilden Project Nepal works to help improve the opportunities for children in Aruchour.

Smokeless Stoves

Aruchour Smokeless Stoves

One of our first initiatives was to provide a simple smokeless stove for all households.


Health Shaved Head

At first we focused on providing toilets for schools and clean water supplies, now we want to tackle bigger health issues.


Each year some of our funds are used to assist the community in more general ways – we ask them to choose those projects themselves.

Our Patron

In 2009, Joanna Lumley generously agreed to be Patron of the Tilden Project Nepal.


I am proud to be a Patron of this beautiful little charity

Joanna Lumley