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7th October 2019

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.

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12th September 2019

A debt of honour to Gurkha families – one woman’s story

“Life has been hard.” Sukla Pun tells us when we reach her home in Punthok, a remote village in Nepal’s hilly Rolpa District. Over the years, the 77-year-old widow has been dealt an incredibly difficult hand.

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29th August 2019

August: Our month in pictures

Healthcare in the hilltops We provide an international standard of healthcare and medication to Gurkha veterans and their families living…

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22nd May 2019

Our guide to British Army Medals

Here are just some of the medals awarded to Gurkhas – many of which our veterans still proudly own today.…

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21st May 2019

The Gurkha widow still climbing trees at 86

This widow’s new breathing equipment has been life changing in more ways than one… Gurkha widow Nau Gurung requires a…

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28th April 2019

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.

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20th March 2019

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.

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21st February 2019

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.

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1st February 2019

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?

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8th January 2019

“My grandchildren are my vehicle!”

Our staff asked widow Lachimi Kumri Rai why she hadn’t travelled to our Welfare Centre by car or bus…

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