Weʼve raised £135 to Sponsor 96-year old Bob Le Sueur doing the 2017 Climbathon for re-building a medical / community centre within West Nepal’s Earthquake zone.
- Jersey, Channel Islands
- Funded on Friday, 29th September 2017
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Our current project is to rebuild a Medical Centre in West Nepal, following the damage done in the 2015 earthquake and the monsoon floods in early August 2017. This will cost about £45,000, but we have been offered generous matched funding by Jersey Overseas Aid, so our GWTJ target for 2017 is to raise a further £22,500. If we raise more, we will look for further projects to help the Gurkha communities in Nepal.
Why support this event? Gurkha's defended our freedom and liberty during two World Wars and many other conflicts, fighting alongside British soldiers. Unlike the regular Army Gurkha's don't receive any Army pension and rely on our support. The 2015 earthquake in Nepal devastated their infrastructure and this county remains amongst the poorest in the world. From many West Nepal villages it requires a two-day hike to reach any medical centre, needless to say unfortunately many don't make it back to their homes. This project will bring a medical centre back onto the doorsteps of many Gurkhas and Nepalese villagers.
GWTJ have no administrative overheads and no paid employees or paid Trustees, so all funds raised go directly to the Gurkhas. GWTJ operates under a licence from the well-established charity, the Gurkha Welfare Trust in UK (GWT UK) and is established as a separate, Jersey, charity. GWT Projects are run and constructed by the GWT infrastructure in Nepal, using mainly ex Gurkha servicemen, including Clerks of Works and skilled tradesmen, and with local village labour. The necessary construction supplies are purchased and provided by the GWT infrastructure. There are no third parties directly involved. From the outset, our intention is that all funds raised would go to tangible projects in Nepal, with which our Jersey community could readily identify.
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Sep 10, 2017
Sep 10, 2017
Go for it Bob!
Sep 9, 2017
Go Bob, Go!
Sep 8, 2017
Best of luck to Bob and all of Team BDK Architects, from Henderson Green
Sep 3, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
Best wishes to Bob Le Sueur for taking part in the 2017 Climbathon at Mont Orgueil Castle. Anything he can do, you can do better!
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The Gurkha Welfare Trust Jersey
Jersey, Channel Islands
The Gurkha Welfare Trust Jersey (GWTJ) was established in late 2014 to raise funds specifically to build infrastructure projects for Gurkha villages in Nepal, for example schools and medical centres.