WALLINGTON Memorial lectures for Nepalese medical charity

Well-vegetated slope above Mt. Kanchenchunga's glacier, East Nepal  © Peter Wallington (more scanned in slides taken by Peter can be seen at the bottom of this page)

After Peter's untimely death outside his home in Wales (he had been a Himalayan plant Association member), I visited his wife to select a small number of his numerous, high quality slides to combine with mine to undertake a series of Peter Wallington Memorial Lectures in aid of the Britain-Nepal Medical Trust (where I would donate either my normal fee or in lieu of a fee, a collection was made afterwards). You can learn more about Peter within the article reproduced below; he cared deeply about the people of Eastern Nepal. I am sure he would be dismayed that it was the immoral conduct of a Nepalese reporter for the BBC which has forced Chris to terminate his fund-raising activities for this charity .... But corrupt Navin Singh Khadka is well-paid and attaches more importance to his posturing and sucking-up to the government than the poor of Nepal (I wonder how much Khadka, in such a privileged, high-profile position, has raised for genuine charities in Nepal - precious little, I suspect, other than to make out he is a 'generous' person, whilst he feathers his nest, with the BBC's connivance....).  Such people make a big deal of 'blaming' foreigners for Nepal's ills, when it is people like him who damage Nepal, resulting in avoidable deaths of Nepal's poor.  Both he and the BBC have blood on their hands. His back is covered by senior figures at the BBC. 

Euphorbia  walichii

Primula obliqua

Primula deuteronana

Front Cover of Journal the Wallington article was published in

Itemised amounts donated to the Britain-Nepal Medical Trust following Chris Chadwell lectures (the groups vary considerably in size)

February 2002    Lincolnshire Group of Hardy Plant Society (£38)

May 2002    Epping Forest Group, Alpine Garden Society (

June 2004    Britain-Nepal Society, London (£250)