On behalf of the Maidstone Nepalese Community(MNC), I would like to thank you all for your kind donation towards the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 Apr 15 killing or injuring over 30,000 people. With your generous help we have managed to raise £25k and it is only fair that we inform you where the money has gone to.

I am pleased to inform that after the collection of this money, our MNC General Secretary, Capt (Retd) Mohan Tamang and a member, Mr Badri Rai were able to deploy to remote areas in Nepal where the earthquake had affected most. During this time, they physically assessed the condition and distributed money to people who needed most to buy lifesaving materials mainly the Corrugated Iron (CGI) Sheets for up to 51 households of Bolong Bolong village at Ramechap district of East Nepal. This is to use as a temporary shelter to protect against the oncoming monsoon at cost of total £5k. Further £7K was given to build a motorable track-road to link this village to the main supply road as this village was completely isolated making impossible to reach any aids. With the help of £7K from our fund and same amount from the Nepal government the road is now under construction and due to complete in Dec this year. I am delighted to learn that the village committee has agreed to name this road as ‘Maidstone Nepali Road’ – this road will not be quite the same as M20 / M25 as there will be guaranteed no traffic jams’!!.

The remaining £15K has been allocated to rebuild and repair of 4 communal facilities in the most affected areas across Nepal and they are; 3 x School buildings in Kabreplanchowk, Sindhupalchowk and Parbat district, and one community / health post building in Dhading district.

Once again thank you so much for your kind donation & generosity.Your kind help is greatly appreciated by the people of Nepal who have been devastated by this deadly earthquake.

Namaste and yours sincerely,

Maj (Retd) Dhanbahadur Chand
Maidstone Nepale