Paul Cumming

Paul fell in love with Nepal before his first trip there. Having traveled to many third world countries, he decided, along with other members of the founding committee, to try and make a difference- and Kathmandu Kids was born. ‘It has grown a lot over the years mostly through the input of great people. It is an amazing experience to go back to Nepal and see the difference that the fundraiser makes’.

When not running the committee, Paul is Dad to three growing kids, Husband to Jodie and Managing Director of Phenomenon Creative Events.


Graham Dwyer

Graham is a lover of Nepal and its people. He has trekked the Himalayas a number of times including the Everest region, Langtang and Annapurna. Having seen the extreme poverty of Nepal, Graham readily joined Paul Cumming and the other founding members of the Kathmandu Kids project. “With the hard work of enthusiastic people and the generosity of our donors and sponsors, Kathmandu Kids has improved the life prospects of hundreds of Nepalese children since 2009” said Graham. In addition to his work with Kathmandu Kids, Graham is a company director, a business consultant and an enthusiastic player of Brazilian Samba music.


Mike Dworkin

Mike originally hails from Canada. A mad sports fan, he now knows AFL and cricket better than most Australians. He first traveled to Nepal in 1999 and has now traveled to the mountain land 6 times in total, once with his son. A founding member of Kathmandu Kids in 2009, Mike has a vision of empowering less fortunate children through education. Kathmandu Kids has enabled this vision to become a reality for hundreds of Nepalese children.

Kara Kilgallon

After spending 3 weeks traveling through Nepal in 2008 with her husband, Kara fell in love with the generous people and the adventure of trekking the Annapurna region.
Kara feels that you can never get tired of the congested cities with their busy streets, the beautiful temples & stupas with their bright colourful paintings and trekking for 8 hour days until you finally get a visual of the amazing snow capped mountain ranges,
Kara is desperate to head back to Nepal and next time take her children to experience all of the history & culture and to help make a difference to the lives of the children and their families in the more remote areas.

Kara is originally from Adelaide and has been living in Perth for 5 years, with her family of husband Justin and daughters Scarlett aged 8 and Indiana 6.
Kara also finds the time to work as a Director and Consignment Seller.


Scott Willis

Scott has been a part of Kathmandu Kids since the inception. Although not having  been to Nepal, he is passionate about making a generational change to the communities we support. Scott has been an auctioneer for over 20 years and carries out several charity auctions in Perth. The fact that 100% of the money from our event goes directly to the children, which sets us apart from most other charities, makes Scott proud that KK is making a difference. He is a dedicated family man and father of 2 girls, loves his sports and enjoys having the odd beer.


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