Major earthquake relief operation involving 4 trustees going to Nepal.
Emergency surgical team placed and funded by Nepal in Need.
Over £70,000 raised and distributed in 20 locations across Nepal.
4500 kg rice, 600 tents and tarpaulins distributed included a major collection effort all over the UK for tents and sleeping bags.
Many small donations of between £20 and £50 given to families directly whose houses have been completely destroyed.
We have reached many remote locations where no large aid organisation have been and nothing has been distributed at all.
Continued funding of 3 health posts and 3 staff members plus all equipment and drugs and administration for these posts.
Walang school – books donated.
Gontala school – 50% of teachers salary paid for and books equipment.
Yaphu and Tamko schools – significant support including sending English teaching volunteers, computers , solar panels, white boards and equipment.
Book projects – 4 book projects of 1000 books sent to 4 senior high schools to be a resource for the entire community. (£4000)
Khambari Hospital – X ray machine donated to main district hospital serving 150,000. This was jointly funded with a single donor to Nepal in Need. (Nick Pitts Tucker family trust) (£15,000)
Voltage stabiliser purchased for x ray machine.
Various ongoing water projects, gompa donations.
Donations to 3 families in Gontala who lost their son’s in 2014 on Everest.
Gudel Healthpost staff member funded in joint venture with government.
A number of child operations paid for including orthopedic surgery and cleft pallet repair, These children were had all their expenses, flights and accommodation paid for in Kathmandu and a number were there for many months.
Further drainage project in villages.
2009 Jackie Higham and Catherine Blaiklock registered the charity Nepal in Need.
Gontala Health post built and equipped at 10,000 feet.
Staff paid for and recruited at Gontala and Yaphu.
Repairs to Sisema bridge.
Repairs to Sisema Gompa.
Dr David Ellis joins and later appointed chair.
2008 Catherine Blaiklock and Gyaljen Sherpa personally donated £30,000 privately to the area in which Gyaljen had been born. Sankhuwasaba
Yaphu health post built.
Yaphu drugs and equipment bought.
Khambari district capital – Equipment bought for local radio station.
Many local water and drainage projects.
Playground for Yaphu primary school built.
Waling school contributions toilets.
Health Staff employed at Yaphu
We are a small Norfolk based registered charity with six volunteer trustees. We have raised significantly from generous donors all around the globe in the last week since the earthquake in Nepal. Our usual fundraising is £10,000 per year.
What have we done?
We have organised and funded a four man specialist surgical team to travel from the James Paget, Norfolk to a hospital in Kathmandu. They will provide mainly orthopedic surgery forNiN team busy packing tents / sleeping bagsthose people most seriously injured in the earthquake. They arrived in Kathmandu in the early hours of Mon 4th May and will stay for two weeks. The James Paget Hospital has kindly given them special leave and provided their medical equipment. Our charity has provided the background organisation and has funded £4000 of expenses including travel and accommodation.
A five person volunteer team including three trustees will leave the UK soon with 300kg of donated lightweight tents and sleeping bags for distribution in the more remote villages in Nepal.
If you would like to donate LIGHTWEIGHT TENTS and SLEEPING BAGS we have ten collection points set up in various parts of the country as follows:
- Fine & Country Estate Agent, Norwich office, 7 Bank Plain, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4SF – 01603 221888
- Greshams School, Cromer Road, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6EA – 01263 714500
- Rackheath Primary School, Rackheath – 01603 720098
- Wymondham college
- Lingwood – 07907662171 / 07590065816
We are working with major airlines to ship two tons of tents and equipment later in May. All tents and sleeping bags have been collected by the six volunteer trustees from around the country, sorted, checked and packed. Unfortunately a small proportion of donated tents are either too heavy (steel framed) or too lightweight (beach style pop-ups) to withstand the monsoon weather. However, these will not go to waste, as they will be sold and the proceeds will be passed onto Nepal with the rest of the funds.
Other immediate support is ready to go to Nepal on Thursday for further aid in the remote area of Langtang which has been very badly affected by the earthquake.
Logistics in Nepal are being arranged through our local contacts so that we can deliver to remote areas where little aid has arrived so far.
There will still be a huge need for shelter, food and clean water then the rebuilding phase will start after the monsoon. We will review our strategy when we get feedback from the medical team and the first group of trustees.
We are so grateful for the generosity of our donors from all around the world. We as trustees will endeavour to spend wisely.
How you can give?
Please use the just giving linked on the right of this page or by BACs transfer to:
Nepal in Need:
Account Number – 65364095
Short Code: 08 92 99
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to help the mountain people of Nepal with primary health care, education and the provision of basic utilities in order that they lead better, healthier and more enriched lives. We have no religious or political affiliation.
98.5% of what you give reaches the people of Nepal. (We just pay for Justgiving, a small amount for liability insurance and postage 2014 = £470 ).