30 Apr 2015

Donations made to support victims of Nepal earthquake tragedy

Civic leaders in Leeds have donated £10,000 to support the people of Nepal as the country recovers from the devastating impact of a major earthquake.

The donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal comes after Saturday’s tragedy, which has claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people and has affected more than eight million.

Further fundraising activity is also being organised by members of the Leeds Nepalese Community (LNC) including street collections in Leeds city centre on May 4, 10 and 15.

The organisation was formed in December 2008 and is open to all Nepalese people including retired and serving Gurkhas living in Yorkshire and neighbouring counties.

The community has 46 head of family members representing around 200 Nepalese families in Leeds and works to preserve and promote Nepalese culture and keep members of the community in touch.

Anyone wanting to donate to the DEC appeal can visit www.dec.org.uk

For more information about the LNC, visit www.lncuk.org

The Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT) is also providing support to Gurkha veterans, their dependants and the communities in the hills of Nepal where Gurkhas are traditionally recruited from.

To donate visit www.gwt.org.uk/donate/earthquake or for more information visit www.gwt.org.uk/news/earthquake-appeal


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Leeds City Council Communications team