Joan Pollock set up the charity in 1993. Overwhelmed by the beauty of the valley and the generosity of the valley's people, she jumped at the opportunity to raise money for a hospital in Kaza. Since then the charity has successfully built a Mission Hospital, Mane Village School and Mane Village Clinic. We have also set up a Child Sponsorship Scheme, a Mud Brick Project, and Knit for Spiti, creating opportunities for communities to get involved and participate in helping Spiti Projects grow. Our charity is committed to environmental and conservation issues and to helping improve the health, hygiene and general wellbeing of the people of the Spiti Valley.
PATRON: WILLIAM DALRYMPLE; Broadcaster and Travel Writer
Founder: Joan Pollock; RSCN, SRN, Tour Guide, City of London Guide, Fellow of Royal Geographical Society.
Chair: Janet Lancaster; MBA, BSc, Fellow of Royal Geographical Society
Treasurer: John Reeves
Trustee: Tony Swinnerton; Solicitor
Trustee: Jean Rivington; RSCN,SRN, former Director of Special Tours.