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I am running the London Marathon with 20kg for Gurkha Welfare Trust because we are rebuilding a school in Nepal

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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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Dear all,

On 22 April I will be running the London Marathon carrying 20kg in a Doko basket to raise money for the Gurkha Welfare Trust.

I am fundraising in memory of Lt Edward Drummond-Baxter and LCpl Siddhanta Kunwar who were tragically killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

I am hoping to raise money in order to rebuild Shree Saraswoti Secondary School in Ramechhap District, Nepal, which was damaged during the 2015 earthquake.

I worked in A Company 1RGR where Lt Edward Drummond Baxter worked when he was killed and I now work in Support Company 1RGR which LCpl Siddhanta Kunwar worked in. Both of them left strong and lasting impressions on their friends and colleagues. Rebuilding a school in their name would be a fitting tribute to both of them. I chose the London Marathon with a Doko because it is iconic of the gruelling Doko Race all of us have to do to have the privilege of joining the Gurkhas. I will be training whilst in Kenya for 6 weeks which will be challenging!

Find out more about their story and the work being done to support a school-build in their name by visiting the website below:

www.edandsiddhanta.com


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