Nepal Earthquake – How you can help

The Tsum Valley area I went to over Easter has been devastated by the earthquake in Nepal – it was very close to the main epicentre in the Gorkha region. You can see how close from my previous post.

Val Pitkethly, who runs the treks and has been working in Nepal for 30 years, runs Light Education Development, a charity which supplies and distributes solar lights, together with educational and medical supplies to the remote communities in Nepal and Peru. I’m one of the trustees.

Val has been desperately trying to track down family, friends and the people she works with in Nepal. Thankfully she’d flown back to the UK last week, but the people who work with us to deliver solar powered lighting, educational and medical supplies to remote villages are now themselves living in tents, and in some cases are still missing. We are in the process of giving our tents and camping equipment away to assist as much as possible in providing shelter. The help LED provides day in day out is now needed more than ever and is really urgent.

Val’s got an amazing network, and the work she does via LED genuinely makes a difference to these remote communities.

If you can, please help Val / LED provide relief support and supplies in Nepal by donating:

Please give what you can.