Freda Casagrande – founder at Hi-Cap UK
Inspired by a trip to the Himalayas at the age of 54, Freda gave up her high-profile career and dedicated her time to the children of this region. She spent her savings and single-handedly set up an orphanage in 2006 that housed 32 Tibetan children. By 2008, the orphanage was sustainable so Freda turned her attention to helping local schools. Through her charity, Freda tirelessly fundraises from the UK. She has raised more than £100,000 to date to help orphans and children in poverty and their families. At an age when others would be slowing down, Freda visits Nepal at least once a year trekking further off the beaten track to ensure she reaches those in need. She is affectionately known as the Himalayan Queen
Freda has been selected out of 150 people in the UK with 5 others Vote for her to receive the crown. Just click below.