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.
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.
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…
From jungle warfare to a peaceful village life
Rifleman Bhim Prasad Rai proudly served with the 6th Gurkha Rifles between December 1944 and January 1947. “I went to…
Levison Wood visits The Gurkha Welfare Trust
We were delighted to welcome professional explorer, writer and photographer Levison Wood to experience our work in Nepal…
The Gurkha widow still climbing trees at 86
This widow’s new breathing equipment has been life changing in more ways than one… Gurkha widow Nau Gurung requires a…
April: Our month in pictures
Take a look through our galleries to see photographs from our visits to pensioners’ homes and work with communities to build clean water systems.
March: Our month in pictures
Take a look through our galleries to see photographs from our visits to pensioners’ homes, Holi festival and the first of the 300 homes we’re building.
The Gurkha Welfare Trust receives MoD grant
The Gurkha Welfare Trust is pleased to announce that the charity has today been awarded a substantial grant from the…
Be inspired: 5 inspirational quotes from the Gurkhas
Inspired by their indomitable spirit, we’ve compiled some words of positivity and hope from Gurkha veterans and widows we care for in Nepal.