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 ).