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Alex McWilliam

London Marathon 18

Fundraising for Gurkha Welfare Trust

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  • Event: London Marathon 2018, 22 Apr 2018

Gurkha Welfare Trust

We provide welfare for ex-Gurkhas in need to ensure they live in dignity and security

Charity Registration No. 1103669

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I am a serving Platoon Commander in 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, based in Kent. I was fortunate enough to complete a 3 month language course in Nepal in 2016. At the end of my studies - along with a group of other Officers from the Brigade of Gurkhas - I completed the famous Doko Race and Annapurna Ultra Marathon back-to-back in two days, raising over £4000 for the Gurkha Welfare Trust in the process. This money paid for the reconstruction of two houses in Gorkha, the spiritual home of the Gurkhas and the epicentre of 2015’s devastating earthquake. I also had the opportunity to complete a week-long attachment at an Area Welfare Centre and a two week trek to visit welfare pensioners in Western Nepal. I am running the London Marathon because I have witnessed first-hand the incredible work undertaken by the GWT in the remotest parts of Nepal and want to continue to support their efforts. 

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