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15th August 2019
History of the famous Gurkhas: a timeline

The Gurkhas are soldiers from Nepal who are recruited into the British Army, and have been for the last 200 years. Gurkhas are known to be as fearless in combat as they are good natured in daily life.

To this day, they remain renowned for their loyalty, professionalism and bravery.

Read the history of the famous Gurkhas in our timeline.

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13th August 2019
The Last Overland – a Land Rover from Singapore to London

We are proud to be one of the nominated charities for the Last Overland expedition beginning later this month.

The Oxford & Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition – The First Overland – made history in 1955 by being the first to drive from London to Singapore. That young team inspired generations of adventurers through their extraordinary endeavour, showing many remote corners of the world on film for the first time.

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24th July 2019
Celebrating 50 years – parties in Nepal

Each of our 21 Area Welfare Centres across the country celebrated with a party – take a look at our gallery see how they got on.

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23rd July 2019
Raising money online

We rely on donations to support our vital work with Gurkha veterans and widows in Nepal. If you’re fundraising for us, here’s how you can set up a JustGiving page for yourself or your team. We also show you how you can set up a Fundraiser on Facebook.

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15th July 2019
Deadly monsoon in Nepal

Heavier rains than usual cause substantial flooding. Dozens of people have been killed and many are missing following heavy monsoon…

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8th July 2019
Getting clean water to the hills of Nepal in 10 steps

Getting clean water directly to communities in Nepal is difficult. We break down the 10 steps that we take to build and maintain access to clean water.

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27th June 2019
Raising funds one step at a time

In 1974, when Simon Hood was seven years-old he sat and watched soldiers from the 10th Gurkha Rifles training at Dhekelia Garrison in Cyprus.

Last month, he took part in a challenging sponsored walk in aid of us.

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25th June 2019
The Gurkha Doko Challenge 2019

  A huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the inaugural Gurkha Doko Challenge last week (22 June). The…

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20th June 2019
A once in a lifetime opportunity for Gurkha veterans and widows

The saying ‘If you live long enough, you get to see everything’ has been true for me now. Our two…

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11th June 2019
One Gurkha’s struggle to settle in the UK in retirement

Former Queen’s Gurkha Engineer Ghanshyam Rai served in Malaya and Brunei in the late 50s and early 60s. Unfortunately he…

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10th June 2019
Chairman and staff named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

We are delighted that our Chairman and a member of our team here in the UK have been recognised in…

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9th June 2019
The founding of The Gurkha Welfare Trust

In the late 1960s a great number of Gurkha soldiers and their dependants or widows in Nepal faced destitution in…

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