Today Eastleigh Gurkha Nepalese Association was collecting donation in Eastleigh town centre for the Nepal Earthquake appeal fund.
I met some members of the group at Swan Centre Shopping Centre this afternoon. They told me they will take the donation to Nepal directly to help the most desperate people.
Here are some words in their leaflet:
“Nepalese, Gurkhas of the British Army now resident here are breaking their hearts trying to send help back to their stricken country. We ask you to open your hearts. To give what you can.”
How to donate
If you would like to donate you gifts by cheque, the account name is: Eastleigh Gurkha Nepalese Association
Or you can contact the trustees of the association:
Kamal Bahadur Purja: 0772 719 5720
Glynn Davies-Dear 0779 408 2990
Facebook page: EGNA Eastleigh Gurkha Nepalese Association
About The Eastleigh Gurkha Nepalese Association (EGNA)
Established in 2008.
It assists members of the Gurkha Nepalese community living in Eastleigh, Hampshire and the surrounding areas of Winchester, Southampton and Portsmouth.
The Association strives to preserve, develop and celebrate the Nepalese identity at the same time as promoting their social inclusion and integration into the wider community.