14th December 2018

New winter clothes for our pensioners

Gurkha veteran Pancha Bahadur Rai saluting to our supporters in thanks

Giving the gift of warmth this winter

In addition to the Welfare Pension that we pay to impoverished Gurkha veterans and widows in Nepal, we also provide other gifts to help support them.

Last month, for example, we distributed our Winter Allowance. The idea behind this annual gift is to ensure that our pensioners are equipped to face the colder winter months up in the hills.

In the past, this has been given out as cash for extra fuel, however this year for the first time the decision was made to distribute warm winter clothing.

The clothing included waterproof jackets, puffer jackets, scarves and hats.

As you can see from the gallery below, our pensioners were delighted with their new gear.

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