Friday, 8 May 2015

Support the Gurkha Welfare Trust to help the people of Nepal

Soldiers from Nepal have fought for Britain since 1815, and several of the characters in 'Merdeka' are Gurkha soldiers.  The 200th Anniversary of British Army Gurkhas (G200) has sadly been over-shadowed by the Nepal earthquake.  While it may fade from global headlines, the people of Nepal will be suffering its after-effects for years to come.

The Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT) is the leading Gurkha charity, providing financial, medical and development aid to Gurkha veterans, their families and communities.

The GWT's field arm – The Gurkha Welfare Scheme – operates through a network of 21 Area Welfare Centres across traditional Gurkha recruiting areas in Nepal, as well as one centre in Darjeeling, India. This extensive network is supported by 12 patrol bases reaching far into the Himalayan foothills.

Help the GWT to respond to the Nepal eathquake.  They need your help to help Gurkha veterans and their families cope with the aftermath of the disaster.  The Trust's projects also benefit the wider community.


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