Gurkhas raise money for storm-affected Cumbrians

7th January 2016

More than 200 people attended a Christmas and New Year fundraiser to raise money for flood victims across Cumbria.

Capt (Retd) Kabitman Rai
Captain (Retired) Kabitman Rai

The event raised more than £300 and was organised by the British Gurkhas and Nepalese Community (BGNC) and Gurkha Coy Catterick (serving Gurkhas). It was held at Catterick Golf Club in Yorkshire on Saturday 19th December 2015.

Ram Malla, Chairperson of BGNC, said: “The Gurkhas have been in the Crown Service (British Forces) for the last 200 years since 1815 and have been enormously supported by the people of this country on many occasions. We thought it would be good to give back and following the recent storm damage, we wanted to help Cumbria flood victims.”

It’s over a month since Storm Desmond flooded the county, leaving many towns and villages completely devastated.

The Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal has so far raised a total of £4.35m since its launch on Saturday 5th December 2015. See this page for various ways to donate to the Appeal.