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Lincoln charity taking bags of clothes and money to Nepal

A Lincoln based charity is taking bags of clothes and money to help with the aid efforts after the Nepal earthquake.

Founder of Lincs2Nepal Garry Goddard is heading to Nepal with his colleague Leo Scott Smith later tonight.

The charity has received an anonymous donation of £10,000.


Lincoln charity heading to Nepal to help

A Lincoln based charity is heading to Nepal tonight to help with the aid effort.

Credit: Lincs2Nepal

Lincs2Nepal have been out to the country several times before - where they currently educate children and adults in a school.

They've now raised more than £4000 on their just giving page towards tonight's trip and say they've also had an anonymous donation of £10,000.

Credit: Lincs2Nepal

The charity plans to take food, water and clothes with them and also plan to help with the rescue effort there.

It comes as we're told the death toll could rise to as high as 10,000 people.

Families desperate for return of loved ones from Nepal

Several people from Yorkshire and Lincolnshire remain stranded in Nepal following an earthquake in the country over the weekend.

Rescuers from Lincolnshire have also flown out to contribute to the aid effort, as the death toll rises to almost 4,000.

One climber from Sheffield is stranded at base camp on Mount Everest, while the family of a pregnant woman from Hull say they are desperate for her to come home as soon as possible.

Kate Hemingway reports:

Fears grow for three missing from Lincolnshire

Fears are growing for the safety of several people from our region caught up in the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Nepal earthquake Credit: Tehmoor Khan

Three people from Lincolnshire are still missing following the deadly tremor on Saturday.

Meanwhile a woman from Hull, who is six months pregnant, is still stranded in the country.

Eleanor Walker Corriette was in the capital Kathmandu when the earthquake struck. Her family are now desperate to bring her home.


Lincolnshire charity worker heads to Nepal to help rescue efforts

A Lincolnshire man who is working with the charity SARAID has travelled out to Nepal to help with rescue efforts.

Adam Turner

Adam Turner is 21 and from Spalding. He left yesterday evening to travel out there. His dad says he has been training with the charity for some time and has been posted to Nepal as a result.

Yorkshire trekking company confirm teams 'safe and well'

A Sheffield-based travel firm has confirmed its teams from Yorkshire have been accounted for following the Nepal earthquake.

Yorkshire trekking company confirm teams safe and well

Jagged Globe has now made contact with the last group of 13 in the Himalayas. The firm had more than 70 clients in Nepal when the quake struck. One was killed.

A statement on their website reads:" We are pleased to report that the last of our teams, the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, has reported in. They are all safe and well. Next-of-kin have been informed."

Lincs chief fire officer travels to Nepal to help rescue effort

The Chief Fire officer of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue service has travelled to Nepal to help with the rescue effort.

Dave Ramscar

Dave Ramscar, boarded a plane for Nepal last night at 9pm. He was part of a team of 67 from the UK's International Search and Rescue team.

A number of aftershocks in Nepal have been hampering rescue efforts.

More than 3,700 people are thought to have died in the quake making it the country's worse disaster in over 80 years.

Read: Couple's pregnant daughter thought to be 'safe' after Nepal quake

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