1st January 2018

Our work last year

A word from our Chairman Lieutenant General Nick Pope, CBE

“As you will no doubt recognise, The Gurkha Welfare Trust’s aim is to help Gurkhas to live with dignity. I hope that you will agree with me that we have been doing our utmost to live up to that aim.

As Chairman of the Gurkha Welfare Trust I’m continually inspired by the strength, endurance and resilience of our staff in Nepal. We have some 400 people working tirelessly across the country and they do so with compassion and with unparalleled dedication. Be it in the fields of individual aid, of medical support, of community aid or of post disaster relief, they have been working heart and body and soul to make a difference to the lives of the Gurkha veterans and their families that we all pledge to support. And they do so without complaint in what is one of the most challenging environments on earth. As Kipling so aptly put it, they have “filled the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.

Jai Gurkha and Jai The Gurkha Welfare Trust!”

The following information relates to our work from 1 July 16 – 30 June 17.

Our impact

Every year we publish an Annual Review, in addition to our audited accounts, to show our supporters and other interested parties what we’ve been doing over the last year. The following summary is taken from the full Annual Review.


Our finances

This is a summary of information extracted from the full audited and unqualified annual accounts of The Gurkha Welfare Trust for the year ending 30 June 2017. This summary may not contain sufficient information for a full understanding of the financial affairs of the charity. The full audited annual report and accounts were approved by the Trustees and signed by the Chairman on 13 December 2017 and are available here.

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