27th March 2020

A message from HRH The Prince of Wales

From our Director, Al Howard:

We were honoured today to receive a letter from our Patron HRH The Prince of Wales wishing the Trust well in these unprecedented times. He too recognises the pressure we now find ourselves in and I will write to assure him that we will do everything we can to minimise the impact on the brave men and women we support. We also wish him a very speedy recovery in his own battle with COVID-19.

To everyone at The Gurkha Welfare Trust,

As we all face an unprecedented period of difficulty, disruption and intense anxiety caused by the current coronavirus crisis, I particularly wanted to write and say how much I am thinking of everyone involved with the Gurkha Welfare Trust as you struggle to deal with the huge challenges that have arisen in your lives, your livelihoods and in the continuation of your organization.

As your Patron, I have nothing but the greatest sympathy for the predicament you face and the many difficult decisions and circumstances that have to be managed. Above all, I am certain you will be doing your utmost to maintain the essential elements of the care and service you provide to so many vulnerable people who depend upon you, and of which I am so immensely proud as your Patron. I want you to know, therefore, that I can well imagine the appalling pressures you have suddenly and unexpectedly been put under and that my heart goes out to you and your families during the coming weeks and months of such hideous uncertainty.

Charles

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