The charity was formed based on an idea of a Veteran Royal Engineer, Peter Beckinsale, who served with the Gurkhas in Malaya, to fill a need as he saw it.
He had heard of a group of ex-Gurkhas sleeping on a floor in a small flat supported by an ex-Gurkha Warrant Officer now working as a bus driver for Reading Buses. At that time there were ten, eating in shifts in the hallway. Some of these elderly men had all served Britain, on battlefields worldwide.
After the anger, came a desire to do something. A group of four initial trustees were choosen by Peter and within a few weeks we were all in action. We then aided our first Gurkha family. Two men with their wives were given bedsit accommodation in Theale near Reading, we completely kitted them out with furniture and white goods all supplied by public donations. Additional financial help was received from the Royal British Legion and our first project was completed.
With the granting of 'Indefinite leave to Remain', (ILR), in the UK to Veteran Gurkhas we now have many new projects to undertake for a constant stream of newly arrived Veterans and we really need your help. By giving a donation, it will help in finding accommodation for our Veteran Gurkhas in order to get them settled, perhaps to be trained and help them to integrate into the local Community.
For more information on the Trustees, please visit the trustees page, or if you would like some more information on the charity and how to donate please call us on 0845 003 99 58 or send us a message on the contact page.