School of Law

Fundraising activity supports earthquake victims in Nepal

7 October 2015 | Alex Greenwood

Various members of the Law School sprang into action to raise funds to help the people of Nepal in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that hit the country in April 2015.

Antony Butcher and his fiancé baked cakes every Monday in June to raise funds and members of the School ate the cakes and donated generously. Professor Surya Subedi, a native of Nepal, donated £3,500 of his own money for the immediate rescue operations directly to a local charity in the Lamjung district of Nepal. Several other staff and students donated generously to the fund raising campaign organised by the Britain-Nepal Medical Trust, the oldest British charity operating in Nepal for the past 48 years.

As Co-chair of this charity, Professor Subedi also participated in an epic 100KM long non-stop walk lasting for some 36 hours along the south-coast of England in July 2015 to raise funds for the charity’s operations in Nepal. He was joined by his fellow Co-chair of the BNMT Dr Gillian Holdsworth, the former British Ambassador to Nepal, Andy Sparks, and other committed British friends of Nepal, including Nicky and Paula Willmore, Rosemary Blandy and Shona Duncan.

Over £126,000 has been raised to date and approximately £7,000 from the 100 km walk alone.

The image that accompanies this piece is a photograph of the crew on the walk, taken near the Seven Sisters white cliffs on the fine sunny morning of 18 July 2015.

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