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9th October 2019

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…

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30th September 2019

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.

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26th September 2019

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.

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23rd September 2019

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.

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19th September 2019

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.

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12th September 2019

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.

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Sir Michael Uren 1923 – 2019

The Trust remembered Sir Michael Uren this week, who sadly passed away in August.

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5th September 2019

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…

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22nd August 2019

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.

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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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