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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Celebrating 25 years of The Royal Gurkha Rifles
The regiment, who are celebrating 25 years, was formed as the sole Gurkha infantry regiment of the British Army following the consolidation of the four separate Gurkha regiments in 1994.