Britain-Nepal Medical Trust





 CHRIS CHADWELL IS GENUINE (DESPITE WHAT ONE TABLOID-LEVEL JOURNALIST HAS SUGGESTED) AND TRUSTWORTHY WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN THE HIMALAYA, HAVING VISITED NEPAL SEVERAL TIMES - HE CARES DEEPLY ABOUT HIMALAYAN FLORA, ITS ACTUAL CONSERVATION RATHER THAN FALSE AND FAKE CLAIMS ALONG WITH THE ENVIRONMENT AND PEOPLES OF THE REGION. DESPITE EXTENSIVE TRAVELS IN THE INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT AND HAVING LED SOME 24 BOTANICAL EXPEDITIONS ACROSS THE HIMALAYA, HE HAS NEVER PAID A BRIBE! HE 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 - THE SAME, CANNOT BE SAID FOR ALL SO-CALLED CHARITIES, INCLUDING, SADLY, THOSE VOUCHED FOR BY SOME VERY BIG NAMES, WHO IT SEEM ARE 'INNOCENTS ABROAD', HAVING BEEN "TAKEN IN" (I AM ADOPTING A HIGHLY 'CHARITABLE' ASSESSMENT OF THEIR CONDUCT - YOU WOULD BE SHOCKED IF YOU NEW WHOSE THESE FIGURES....  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 Chadwell 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, KATHMANDU (Photo: Matthew Chadwell)


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

 MATTHEW WITH TRUST CO-DIRECTORS, 2011 (Photo: Matthew Chadwell)

BNMT VEHICLES AT HEAD-OFFICE IN KATHMANDU, 2011 (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)

Chris Chadwell 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:

*LATEST NEWS.  WITH DEEP REGRET CHRIS MUST ANNOUNCE THE CANCELLATION OF A LECTURE WHICH WAS TO BE UNDERTAKEN IN 2017, PRIMARILY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE BRITAIN-NEPAL MEDICAL TRUST, FOLLOWING ADVERSE PUBLICITY.  HE ADVISES READERS NOT TO BELIEVE EVERYTHING THEY READ ON THE INTERNET - INCLUDING THAT FROM WHAT WERE ONCE RELIABLE SOURCES.  IT REFLECTS BADLY THAT THE EVEN SUPPOSEDLY PRESTIGIOUS MEDIA HAS SUNK TO 'TABLOID' LEVELS OF JOURNALISM PENNED BY THOSE WITHOUT RELEVANT TRAINING OR EXPERTISE IN THE SUBJECTS THEY COVER.  ALL IT SEEMS THE NEWS ORGANISATIONS WANT TO DO IS, IN IGNORANCE, CONCENTRATE UPON FINDING FAULT AND BLAM, FOR POLITICAL REASONS.  IT SEEMS IT IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOR SO-CALLED JOURNALISTS TO ACTUALLY READ IN-DEPTH INFORMATION, SUCH AS THAT WHICH IS FOUND ON THIS WEB-SITE.  FUNNY THAT NO INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANISATION HAS CONTACTED CHRIS CHADWELL ABOUT THE FLORA OF THE HIMALAYA, LET ALONE HIS PROPOSED PROJECT TO TURN LADAKH DESERTS GREEN (see: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/turning-ladakh-deserts-green) OR HIS PROPOSED PROJECT TO PLANT MORE 'GIANT HIMALAYAN STINGING NETTLES' TO HELP PROTECT LANDSLIP-PRONE VILLAGES.  HIS UNIQUE EXPERTISE IS GOING TO WASTE.  INSTEAD THEY CHOSE TO SANCTION WASTING TIME AND MONEY TO ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE THE NAME OF GENUINE PEOPLE.  SHAME ON THEM.  PERHAPS, INSTEAD, THEY SHOULD FOCUS ON WIDESPREAD CORRUPTION AND FAKE CHARITIES.....

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