ON behalf of The Gurkha Welfare Trust Northern Branch, it was most appreciated the assistance from members of the Malaya & Borneo Veterans Tyneside Branch with trust volunteers that organised an awareness and fundraising stand at the Killingworth Centre adjacent to Morrisons supermarket on Saturday, September 17.
The kindness from members of the public raised £232.
The kind support from the staff of the Killingworth Centre was much appreciated.
The Gurkha Welfare Trust, a registered charity established in 1969 for the relief of poverty-stricken Gurkhas and their dependants.
As part of the Gurkha Welfare Fund it enjoys the patronage of HRH Prince of Wales.
The trust remit is to provide financial, medical and community aid to alleviate hardship and distress among Gurkhas and their families when they leave the British Army.
For 200 years the Gurkhas have helped to fight our wars and keep the peace and continue to do so today.
Donations can be sent to The Gurkha Welfare Trust, PO Box 2170, 22 Queen Street Salisbury SP2 2E.
MAJOR E W CAMPBELL (Retd)
The Gurkha Welfare Trust