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15th October 2019
In photos: Global Handwashing Day

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, an international advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of…

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9th October 2019
Once a Gurkha always a Gurkha – Rob’s epic cycle across Nepal

There are challenges, and then there are Gurkha challenges. Former Gurkha Officer and dedicated Trust supporter Rob Abernethy has invoked the…

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7th October 2019
The Last Overland have reached Nepal

The Last Overland Expedition famously drove a Land Rover from the UK to Singapore back in 1955.
Filmmaker Alex Bescoby along with the grandson of Tim, an original member of The Last Overland Team, is attempting the same 16,000km journey in the same vehicle, raising money for a number of charities, including us. They’re currently through Nepal and we’ve been delighted to welcome them at our Welfare Centres along the way.

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30th September 2019
Nepal has been declared “Open Defecation Free”

Today (30 September 2019) all 77 districts in Nepal have been declared Open Defecation Free.
The news is a huge boost to the country as they battle to prevent water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea, dysentery, typhoid, gastroenteritis and cholera.

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26th September 2019
The origins of The Gurkha Welfare Trust told by the people who were there

“The Gurkha Welfare Trust was officially founded in 1969, but my association with Gurkha welfare started earlier than that.”

Lieutenant Colonel Keith Ryding tells us. He’s been a friend of the Trust for many years, supporting us in a multitude of ways.

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23rd September 2019
Trailwalker 2019: congratulations to all who completed the 100km trek

On Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 September 2019, 232 teams completed the 100km Trailwalker challenge across the South Downs.

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19th September 2019
How a historic bottle of whisky is helping Gurkha veterans

The story of how a very old bottle of whisky from 1915 is helping Gurkha veterans today.

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12th September 2019
A debt of honour to Gurkha families – one woman’s story

“Life has been hard.” Sukla Pun tells us when we reach her home in Punthok, a remote village in Nepal’s hilly Rolpa District. Over the years, the 77-year-old widow has been dealt an incredibly difficult hand.

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Sir Michael Uren 1923 – 2019

The Trust remembered Sir Michael Uren this week, who sadly passed away in August.

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5th September 2019
8 stories about the Gurkhas to make you smile

This year The Gurkha Welfare Trust is 50 years old. At the heart of our anniversary celebration is the very…

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29th August 2019
August: Our month in pictures

Healthcare in the hilltops We provide an international standard of healthcare and medication to Gurkha veterans and their families living…

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27th August 2019
The school that does it all

Over the past couple of weeks, children in the UK have been going back to school. In Nepal, many children don’t have that luxury.

Since 1989, we’ve been working to change that. Over the years we’ve provided access to an education to over 800,000 children. And now we’ve built the school that does it all.

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