First aid bought by Uttlesford donations reaches worst-affected Nepal earthquake areas
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The first aid paid for by donations to the Tang Ting Twinning Association has been delivered to victims of the Nepal earthquake.
Uttlesford residents reacted to the appeal after the quake on April 25 in their droves and now, the association has been told the goods bought from the donations have been given to five remote villages in the worst-affected areas in Nepal.
Bhupal Gurung, one of the main Nepalese contacts for the association, drove 19 hours to reach the villages of Golmata, Okhrang, Teen-Maney, Chasku and Lang Lang in the Golmatar region.
Mr Gurung, helped by colleagues, dropped off tarpaulins, blankets, clothes, solar lights, and much-needed medical equipment and supplies.
He described the situation as “heartbreaking” as most homes were destroyed. Those left standing, had heavily-cracked walls.
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One of the villages Mr Guruing visited had lost 200 people, with many missing assumed dead.
“I wish that the people who had so generously donated money and goods to the TTTA could have been there to share the moment, which I could not describe in words, it brought happiness and relief to so many affected families,” Mr Gurung said.
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Councillor Tina Knight, TTTA president, added: “As interest from the World’s media wanes the hardship of those who have lost loved ones and homes continues, facing a daily struggle to survive through lack of food and clean water.
“The situation is exacerbated by the forthcoming monsoon season which will result in more deaths through hunger and exposure to the elements.”
On Sunday, June 21, there will be a car boot sale organised with the TTTA, working with Jan Armstrong of Hatherley Care Home which has many Nepalese workers.
This will be followed up by a cake stall outside Boots on July 4.
INFORMATION: For more events or details, visit www.tangting.org or call Hatherley Care Home on 01799 508080.
If you would like to donated visit the TTTA website or send a cheque payable to TTTA (relief fund) to PO Box 44, Saffron Walden, CB11 3ND or to Lloyds Bank, sort code 30-97-24 and account number 01114511.