Britain-Nepal Medical Trust

FOLLOWING THE TERRIBLE EARTHQUAKES IN APRIL AND MAY OF 2015 (THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF LESSER QUAKES SINCE), IT IS APPROPRIATE TO EXPRESS MY CONFIDENCE IN THE 'BRITAIN-NEPAL MEDICAL TRUST' (BNMT).   WHILST THE 'DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE' MAY HAVE BEEN THE BEST PLACE TO DONATE AS AN INITIAL HUMANITARIAN GESTURE IN 2015, THE BNMT, IS AN EXCELLENT, SMALLER CHARITY; I KNOW THAT MANY PEOPLE LIKE THEIR DONATIONS TO GO TOWARDS SUCH SMALLER-SCALE OPERATIONS. SO DO CONSIDER SENDING THE PROCEEDS OF ANY FUTURE FUND-RAISING EVENTS TO THEM.  SADLY, WITH ALL SUCH 'DISASTERS' THERE ARE ISOLATED CASES OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE WEST AND THE COUNTRIES AFFECTED, WHO ARE FAKE. SO ONE NEEDS TO BE STREET-WISE. 

 I AM GENUINE AND TRUSTWORTHY WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN THE HIMALAYA, HAVING VISITED NEPAL MYSELF.  I CAN VOUCH FOR THE BNMT; THEY ARE IDEALLY PLACED TO USE WELL ANY MONIES RAISED.  THEY WOULD NOT HAVE SUCH A PRESTIGIOUS ADVISORY PANEL NOR THE SUPPORT OF SUCH FIGURES AS CHRIS BONINGTON (WHO IS NO FOOL) IF IT DID NOT CONDUCT ITSELF HONOURABLY.  THERE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CHALLENGES IN "MAKING THINGS HAPPEN" IN NEPAL BUT THE TRUST HAS A GOOD "TRACK RECORD" .  AND THERE IS THE BONUS OF A UK-BASED, FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT SECRETARY, WHO PROMPTLY ACKNOWLEDGES DONATIONS, WHOM I HAVE GOT TO KNOW OVER MANY YEARS. Gay Peck can be contacted at: info@britainmepalmedicaltrust.org.uk AS TO THE BEST WAYS TO SEND DONATIONS, IF YOU ARE NOT SENDING THEM TO ME TO PASS ON (WHICHEVER METHOD, ALL AMOUNTS ARE ACKNOWLEDGED). 
 

*PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY £ GIVEN GOES MUCH FURTHER IN NEPAL THAN IT WOULD IN THE UK, MAKING ANY AMOUNT RAISED EVEN MORE EFEFCTIVE.

FOR A SUMMARY OF HOW SOME OF THE MONEY RAISED IN 2015 WAS SPENT, SEE IMMEDIATELY BELOW:




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Front Cover of annual report for the BNMT 

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MATTHEW CHADWEL (CHRIS' ELDEST SON) DURING A VISIT TO THE TRUST'S KATHMANDU HEAD OFFICE
(Photo: Matthew Chadwell)
 
Chris first learnt of the 'Britain-Nepal Medical Trust' when he met the late Peter Wallington, who gave a slide-presentation to a gathering of 'The Himalayan Plant Association' at the Threave School of Gardening, National Trust for Scotland in 1990.  Peter, who was passionate about Nepal and the plight of people in remoter parts of Eastern Nepal, had been a volunteer TB-Vaccinator for the Trust; his father a GP, had been a medical volunteer in the early days of the organisation.  When Peter was tragically knocked down and killed by a car outside his home a few years later, Chris utilised some of Peter's fine slides of the people and scenery of Nepal (combined with his own of the plants) to give a series of lectures to raise funds for the trust by agreeing to speak without a fee, in return for the clubs and societies making a donation to the trust.





DISCUSSIONS WITH BNMT STAFF AND LOCAL VILLAGERS (Photo: Britain-Nepal Medical Trust)

PRAYER FLAGS, ANNAPURNA HIMAL (Photo: Matthew Chadwell)

BUDDHIST SHRINES, KATHMANDU (Photo: Matthew Chadwell)

INFORMAL 'THEATRE' AND STORY-TELLING ARE EFFECTIVE METHODS OF HEALTH-EDUCATION
(Photo: Britain-Nepal Medical Trust)

YOUNG PATIENT BROUGHT TO A HEALTH CAMP (Photo: Britain-Nepal Medical Trust)

BNMT HEALTH-WORKER DISPENSING MEDICINES (Photo: Britain-Nepal Medical Trust)


               MANY VILLAGES IN NEPAL ARE REMOTE - days of walking from nearest road    (Photo: Matthew Chadwell)

BNMT HEALTH-WORKER EXAMINING PREGNANT LADY (Photo: Britain-Nepal Medical Trust)

VILLAGERS IN EAST NEPAL WAITING OUTSIDE BNMT CLINIC (Photo: Britain-Nepal Medical Trust) 

 BUDDHA'S EYES (Photo: Matthew Chadwell)


 TRUST'S HEAD OFFICE IN KATHMANDU (Photo: Britain-Nepal Medical Trust) 

 MATTHEW WITH TRUST CO-DIRECTORS (Photo: Matthew Chadwell)

BNMT VEHICLES AT HEAD-OFFICE IN KATHMANDU (Photo: Matthew Chadwell)


STATUE OF HINDU GOD (Photo: Matthew Chadwell)

STATUE OF BUDDHA (Photo: Matthew Chadwell)

WORLD AIDS DAY IN NEPAL {PART SPONSORED BY BNMT} (Photo: Britain-Nepal Medical Trust)

 TB-HIV CONTROL (Photo: Britain-Nepal Medical Trust)

I gave a free lecture on PLANT HUNTING IN NEPAL at the above festival, which provided an opportunity to draw attention to the work of THE BRITAIN-NEPAL MEDICAL TRUST

 

SEE BRITAIN-NEPAL MEDICAL TRUST WEB-SITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:


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