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Nepalese staff at Surrey hospital raise funds for earthquake victims

Frimley Park employs hundreds of Nepalese staff, some of whom are from places devastated by the strongest earthquake in their country for over 80 years and have lost their loved ones.

Nepalese staff at Surrey hospital raise funds for earthquake victims

Military nurse Cpl Mann Limbu (2nd right) with NHS colleagues during the fundraising static cycle ride Credit: Frimley Park Hospital

Nepalese staff at Frimley Park have rallied their colleagues in support of the Nepal earthquake appeal. The hospital employs hundreds of Nepalese staff, some of whom are from places devastated by the strongest earthquake in their country for over 80 years and have lost loved ones. All are affected in some way by the tragedy.

Sister Pratichya Shahi Rana from the orthopaedics ward said: "Naturally as a community we were very worried and anxious by news of the number of casualties that was rising every day and we just wanted to do something to help. So we got ourselves organised and worked with the hospital charity to raise as much as we could for the Disasters Emergency Committee earthquake appeal."

A month long fundraising effort included a cake sale, Nepalese food fair and static cycle ride at the front of the hospital.

Sister Shahi Rana added: "The support we had from our NHS and military colleagues of all nationalities across the hospital has been incredible. Our first cake sale raised over £2,100 and at our food fair, where we had catered for 250, we ran out after just one hour. Everyone has been so generous, both with their time and their donations. So far we have raised over £8,500."

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