The GPF currently comprises of 5 indigenous British and 6 British Nepalese trustees. We believe it is in the long term mutual interests of Britain and Nepal to overcome any differences and work together.
In our recent discussion with leading members of the Nepalese Government we earnestly requested that they should allow dual citizenship for Gurkhas and their dependants.
Speaking in Parliament to the Gurkha Welfare All Party Parliamentary Inquiry we suggested a fairer deal for the children of Gurkhas accessing higher education. Equipping the next generation with greater skills will contribute to both of our countries construction industries, healthcare, and security.
A positive and vibrant Nepal could eventually lead to economic opportunities for Britain, particular in humanitarian technology.
Challock Barn Fundraising Dinner
Charity Dinner In Canterbury
A charity dinner at St Anselm’s School, Canterbury raised over £2,000 and was attended by the Bishop of Dover and lord Mayor of Canterbury. It was a multi-cultural event with participation from Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, protestant and Catholic communities. TOP OF PAGE
Fund Raising Event for Orphan Children
Fundraising event for Orphans. At the Regional W.I. Annual General Meeting in Faversham, children of the Gurkhas performed before the audience heard from Jamie Lumley and Peter Carroll. TOP OF PAGE
English Class. English classes were introduced in Ashford and have been followed in other parts of East Kent. Gurkha wives enthusiastically attended. TOP OF PAGE
English Language Project
English Language Project. To assist integration within the local community; the project is on-going and includes veterans as well as Gurkha wives. TOP OF PAGE
Nepalese TV. Piped television from Nepal and Skype provides a link from our Community Centre in Ashford to village centres in Nepal. Over a hundred veterans regularly attend the day centre and were recently visited by a Nepalese film star with a reputation similar to Hugh Grant! TOP OF PAGE
Fundraising Event for Nepalese Children
A fund raising project at Amanda Cottrell’s Barn included Nepalese cuisine and entertainment including cultural Nepalese dancing and singing. TOP OF PAGE
Challock Barn Goose Fair