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…
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.
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.
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.
Sir Michael Uren 1923 – 2019
The Trust remembered Sir Michael Uren this week, who sadly passed away in August.
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…
Children celebrate water at the turn of a tap
Earlier this year, we finished building taps for 160 households in Jorpokhari, located in the Panchthar District of Nepal. These taps are connected to a clean water source, meaning that the 853 people who live in the village now have access to clean water on their doorstep.
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.