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Cheshire Fire Cadets help build a school in Nepal

New school being built in Thulodhunga thanks to Cadets Credit: Cheshire Fire and Rescue

Cheshire Fire Cadets are flying out to Nepal today to help finish off a much needed, safe school for children in a remote village.

After flying to Kathmandu they will journey on foot through the Himalayas, to get to the village of Thulodhunga.

The team of 15 young people and nine team leaders will help children in the Basa region work who often take care of younger siblings or elderly relatives, so struggle to get an education.

Classrooms in the Clouds in the Clouds, a NGO working in the Everest region of Nepal Credit: CITC

You can follow a blog of the Cadets visit here or you can find out more about fundraising here


Manchester Council of Mosques calls for Nepal aid

We have all seen news reports of the utter devastation caused by the earthquake that struck Nepal last Saturday, and that tens of thousands of people who are now in urgent need of food, medicine and shelter.

It is for this reason we are sending out a special message to mosques throughout Manchester to join with the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) and raise funds as part of the Nepal Earthquake.

Prayers this Friday will remember those who have been affected by this crisis which is felt by all of us. I know that mosques, many volunteers and Muslim charitable organisations have mobilised to support the humanitarian aid efforts.

– Moin Azmi, Vice Chair of Manchester Council of Mosques