Brightening their beverages
Gurkha veterans and widows at our Residential Home in Dharan were very excited to receive some early Christmas presents recently.
Our mobile medical equipment
When staff head into the hilly terrain of Nepal in 4x4s, on motorbike or on foot, they have to travel light. When they arrive at a vulnerable Gurkha veteran’s house, they have to have the equipment to diagnose and treat them.
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.
Matibahadur Pun: The Nursery Grandfather
Matibahadur Pun served as a Driver in the Gurkhas for nine years. We recently sat down with him to talk about his time in the Gurkhas and his life in Nepal.
Captain Bhagtasing Pun 1917 – 2018
Captain Bhagtasing Pun passed away this month in Pokhara, Nepal, aged 101 Bhagtasing enlisted into the Brigade of Gurkhas in…
Today is Nepali New Year – here are our 2075 resolutions
As the country enters the New Year, we’ve put together a list of New Years Resolutions for The Gurkha Welfare Trust.
100 year-old Gurkha veteran: I just want to keep warm
We visited 100 year-old World War Two veteran Rifleman Budhi Bahadur Suyal. Find out what he had to say.
Life in the birthplace of the Gurkhas
Amrit Bahadur Thapa lives with his only son in the Gorkha district of Nepal, birthplace of the Gurkhas. The World War Two veteran’s life offers a glimpse of the typical existence for many of the elderly Gurkha pensioners we support.
World War True: The story of Captain Bhaktasing Pun MM
Last week, The History Channel released a video about the Gurkhas as part of their World War True series. As…
In memory of Brigadier Hank Bowen
Trust supporter Brigadier Hank Bowen sadly passed away earlier this year. During the course of his distinguished Army career, he…