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We are all privileged to have served in The Brigade of Gurkhas throughout our military careers. When we joined our Regiments we made a compact with our soldiers that we would support each-other to the best of our abilities, and we now reaffirm our determination to help any of our retired soldiers that need support, anywhere and at anytime. None of us is in any doubt as to the huge debt of honour that we, as a nation, owe these magnificent warriors from Nepal – fearless in war, strong in adversity, and the staunchest and most loyal of friends.
Several of us are, or have been, Trustees of the Gurkha Welfare Trust, and we all support it unreservedly. This charity makes a huge difference to the lives of our retired soldiers and to their communities, and it ensures that our old soldiers live out their lives in safety, good health and with their pride undiminished: it is the very least that we can do.
We four – “The Gurkha Bhuros” (the old Gurkha men!) – have joined forces for the fifth successive year to raise funds for the Gurkha Welfare Trust. In the previous four years we have raised over £24,000 thanks to people like you and we are incredibly grateful – please continue to support us, the Gurkha Welfare Trust, and our old soldiers.
Trailwalker 2014 is no simple walk, but rather a very hard 100 km (62.5 Miles) non-stop team challenge across the hilly South Downs that must be completed in less than 30 hrs: it takes place on 26/27 July 2014. It is very demanding for fit young people, let alone us somewhat more mature fellows, and we will suffer, but for the very worthy cause. Please make it worthwhile – support us by giving what you can. Our Gurkha soldiers have fought for – and died for – this nation since 1815. We cannot ever repay their sacrifices, but we can help those of our retired soldiers who need help to live out their lives in dignity.
………and we could not even begin to do this without a fantastic Support Team, supplied as always by the Gurkha Welfare Advice Centre in Salisbury and Aldershot.