The Last Overland have reached Nepal
The Last Overland Expedition famously drove a Land Rover from the UK to Singapore back in 1955.
Filmmaker Alex Bescoby along with the grandson of Tim, an original member of The Last Overland Team, is attempting the same 16,000km journey in the same vehicle, raising money for a number of charities, including us. They’re currently through Nepal and we’ve been delighted to welcome them at our Welfare Centres along the way.
April: Our month in pictures
Take a look through our galleries to see photographs from our visits to pensioners’ homes and work with communities to build clean water systems.
3 of the 300 homes we’re building
Thanks to donations from our amazing supporters, we’re taking pre-emptive action by building 300 earthquake-resilient homes for Gurkha veterans and widows over the next three years.
Be inspired: 5 inspirational quotes from the Gurkhas
Inspired by their indomitable spirit, we’ve compiled some words of positivity and hope from Gurkha veterans and widows we care for in Nepal.
300 homes appeal: what your donations look like
You may have recently received our latest fundraising appeal as we strive to build 300 earthquake-resilient homes across Nepal. With your help, we can build 100 earthquake-resilient homes each year, for the next three years.
World War Two soldier’s hearing loss & his widow’s secret
During World War Two, Gurkha soldier Lalsing Ghale lost his hearing. He was discharged from the Army on medical grounds. But should he have been?
A Gurkha widow asked us for help. Watch what happened next.
80 year-old Gurkha widow Nandakali Khatri asked us if her home could be painted. We saw an opportunity for our headquarters staff to get their hands dirty!
Our debt of honour to the Gurkhas
Hari Bahadur Chhetri joined the Gurkhas in the midst of World War Two. As he’s grown older, life has become hard for the veteran.
The earthquake in Nepal – three years on
Today (25 April 2018) marks three years since the devastating earthquake in Nepal, which killed nearly 9,000 people and injured around 22,000.
In photos: Baldhan and Budhini
Regular supporters of The Gurkha Welfare Trust may well recognise Former Gurkha Rifleman Baldhan Ghale and his wife Budhini.