28th January 2022

Hakluyt supports Gurkha veterans and widows in their final days

The Gurkha Welfare Trust is delighted to receive new support from strategic advisory firm Hakluyt.

As well as supporting the general aims and objectives of The Gurkha Welfare Trust in Nepal, Hakluyt’s generous donation will enhance the Trust’s palliative care work.

Support to the last

Need for palliative treatment for our Gurkha veterans and widows as they age is essential. Many now suffer from noncommunicable disease such as cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Without a national health service to rely on, our intervention is essential to ensure that these men and women can live with the dignity they so deserve in their final days.

About Hakluyt

Hakluyt is a strategic advisory firm for corporations and investors. For more than 25 years, leaders of the world’s most prestigious companies and most successful investment firms have turned to Hakluyt for the judgement, insights and advice they provide in a wide range of situations.

Hakluyt has worked with the Trust since 2001, and has employed two Gurkha veterans since 2004, Mahesh Rana and Lok Pun, both of whom have been integral members of the team.

David Watson, Corporate Partnerships Officer at The Gurkha Welfare Trust, said:

“Hakluyt has always supported the work of The Gurkha Welfare Trust, among other good causes around the world. In particular, Hakluyt’s new support will help us provide Gurkha veterans with a comprehensive palliative care package, using our expert medical team and fully trained home carers. We are very grateful, and look forward to continuing to build our association with the firm.”

Varun Chandra, Hakluyt’s Managing Partner, said:

“The Gurkha Welfare Trust was one of Hakluyt’s first philanthropic partners, and we are delighted to be strengthening the relationship more than two decades after it was established. The Trust does wonderful work supporting veterans in Nepal, and all of us at Hakluyt are extremely grateful to Mahesh and Lok for their huge contributions to the company.”

Any companies interested in developing a mutually beneficial relationship with The Gurkha Welfare Trust please contact David Watson, Corporate Partnerships Officer, on 01722 343115 or email davidwatson@gwt.org.uk

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