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Red Lion Foods supports retired Gurkhas with sales of Basmati rice

 

Red Lion Foods from Reading has been raising funds through the sales of its Basmati Rice and Boiled Sweets products in aid of The Gurkha Welfare Trust. The Gurkha Welfare Trust is the lead Gurkha charity and is dedicated to supporting all Gurkhas to live out their lives with dignity .

Red Lion Foods donates all profits before tax to military causes and to date has donated nearly £1million. The Gurkha Welfare Trust was delighted to accept a cheque from Red Lion Foods for £1,352.06 .

The Gurkha Welfare Trust supports over 7,200 ex-Gurkha servicemen and their widows in Nepal with a monthly pension. It also undertakes a wide range of community aid projects in Nepal, including clean water and sanitation, medical aid and improving the educational facilities .

Karen England, Director of Fundraising, The Gurkha Welfare Trust said “This gift from Red Lion Foods will be used to directly fund the Pension of ex-Gurkha Rifleman Prembahadur Khatri. Rifleman Khatri joined the British Army in 1943 aged 20 and served bravely for 4 years in India and Burma. After being discharged in 1947, he returned to his remote hill village of Ajgaruwa in west Nepal where he married and raised his five children. Now aged 91, widowed and housebound after a fall last year, Rifleman Khatri lives with his daughter and her family. The monthly pension he receives from the Trust, that is sponsored by Red Lion Foods, is his only source of income. This vital financial lifeline ensures Rifleman Khatri has some financial security in his twilight years. On behalf of everyone at the Trust, we would like to thank Red Lion Foods for its support .”

If you would like to help raise funds, like Red Lion Foods, or would simply like to find out more about The Gurkha Welfare Trust, call Rhys Parker on 01722 343102, rhysparker@gwt.org.uk or visit www.gwt.org.uk. Charity Reg No: 1103669

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