The American-Scottish Foundation asks our Members and Friends to consider a donation to the Gurkha Welfare Trust UK.
The Royal Gurkha Rifles (RGR) is a rifle regiment of the British Army, forming part of the Brigade of Gurkhas. Unlike other regiments in the British Army, soldiers are recruited from Nepal, which is neither a dependent territory of the United Kingdom nor a member of the Commonwealth.
This year, the Royal Gurkha Rifles celebrate their 200th anniversary of distinguished service to the British Crown.
The Gurkha Welfare Trust is the main beneficiary of Gurkha 200. It will be organising a number of special events. These will include a Beating Retreat, Cocktail Party and special Dinner, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, in association with the Brigade of Gurkhas in June 2015 to mark the occasion.
Sadly, Gurkha pride in this remarkable milestone is offset by deep concern following the disaster in their homeland of Nepal.
In August, many will see the 1st & 2nd Battalion of The Royal Gurkha Rifles Pipes & Drums as they perform at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
For US donations you can support by donating via the following link and selecting The Gurkha Welfare Trust from the menu: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/helpnepal?code=Nepal
For UK donations and to learn more visit their website at http://www.gwt.org.uk/
We keep them in our thoughts and hope we can assist them at this difficult time.