October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, an international advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of…
There are challenges, and then there are Gurkha challenges. Former Gurkha Officer and dedicated Trust supporter Rob Abernethy has invoked the…
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.
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.
“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.
On Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 September 2019, 232 teams completed the 100km Trailwalker challenge across the South Downs.
The story of how a very old bottle of whisky from 1915 is helping Gurkha veterans today.
“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.
The Trust remembered Sir Michael Uren this week, who sadly passed away in August.
This year The Gurkha Welfare Trust is 50 years old. At the heart of our anniversary celebration is the very…
Healthcare in the hilltops We provide an international standard of healthcare and medication to Gurkha veterans and their families living…
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.