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Nepal earthquake appeal

Roger Strachan, 19, son of Corporate Partner David Strachan was working in Nepal during the recent earthquake.

After the devastation, Roger and the group he was travelling with were flown out of the country to safety, but there is still great concern for the communities they left behind. 

Schofield Sweeney are helping to raise awareness of a donation page the group have set up to raise funds for the desperate aid work which is now being undertaken.

There is a note from Roger below, if you would like to make a donation you can do so by following this link. 

 

Dear All,

On Thursday morning I returned from Nepal on a flight organised by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. I felt relieved to be safely at home.

I went out to Nepal at the beginning of January to teach English for three months. I worked alongside wonderful staff and taught a large number of lovely children. My group and I were treated with great respect and kindness and we experienced the famous Nepalese culture of friendliness and hospitality, where 'guests are gods'.

After teaching, we travelled round the country for a month in April. We did the Annapurna Base Camp trek, visited the birthplace of Buddha and explored the Langtang national park. We completely immersed ourselves in this fantastic country. It was in our last week of travel that the earthquake hit, 5 days before we were due to leave.

I constantly worry about the welfare of those I taught and with whom I worked. I saw at first hand in Kathmandu the shelters that people were living in, supplied by foreign aid agencies. I fear for the people in the community in which I taught as aid workers are struggling to reach remote towns. The area is rural and the one road that leads there has been blocked by landslides and damaged extensively. They need food and clean water. They will also need help to rebuild their community and return to normal life.

My group and I have set up a donation page. I would greatly appreciate support in raising awareness of the page. The link to the page is below. The money will go to the Disaster Emergency Committee that is directing all the aid work of British charities working in Nepal.

I feel a great debt to the people who looked after me out there and a great affection for the culture and nature of the country. I wish to help the Nepalese however I can. I shall be very grateful for your support.

Please circulate this message if you consider appropriate.

Thank you,

Roger Strachan

https://www.justgiving.com/earthquakenepalappeal/