Members of Nuneaton’s Nepalese community, Ex-Service personnel and local Air Cadets have all been hard at work sorting hundreds of bags of clothing destined for the Nepalese people who have lost so much following the devastating earthquake.
In response to an appeal from the local Nepalese community for clothing and toys, the people of Nuneaton responded generously, dropping of their bags of much needed clothing at the Nuneaton based Veterans Contact Point. In fact the appeal attracted so much support that the volunteers who were sorting the bags of donated goods were considering closing the doors to any further donations.
Local Nepalese families, Ex-Service personnel from the Veterans Contact Point and Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron, stood shoulder to shoulder as they sorted the ever growing mountain of donations, bagging everything up ready to be collected by the Queen’s Gurkha Signals based at Gamecock Barracks who will then be preparing the consignment for shipment to Nepal.
Flight Lieutenant Paul Hincks, officer commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron, said, “It was so good to see so many people of all ages coming together following the call for help in support of the Nepalese people so badly hit by such a devastating earthquake”.
“We have all seen the terrible scenes on the news broadcasts of families that have lost everything and our Cadets were so pleased to be able to show their support for our local Nepalese community and help out in whatever way they could. Hopefully this shipment of clothing and toys will help to make life just that little bit easier for many families in Nepal