Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
The challenge I am undertaking is to Trek 100km across the South Downs in under 30 hours (throughout the day and night) and help end poverty with every step and put my mind and body to its biggest test yet. To see more on the challenge click the link https://youtu.be/r8oHA2x45Dg
I am doing this for two great charities:
- The Gurkha Welfare Trust
The Gurkha Welfare Trust was founded in 1969, when it was realised that a great number of Gurkha soldiers and their families in Nepal faced destitution in their old age. Many of these soldiers had served alongside Britain in the Second World War and other conflicts; however they had not served the 15 years needed to qualify for an army pension.
For almost 50 years the Trust has provided welfare to enable these Gurkha veterans, their dependants and their communities to live their lives with dignity. The core of the Trust's work has always been the Welfare Pension, which is currently distributed to over 5,500 brave Gurkha veterans and widows.·
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