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Prince Harry gets advice from Cornish aid charity

Prince Harry was welcomed with a wealth of colour on his visit to Okhari in the Himalayas today Credit: Paul Edwards/PA Wire

A Cornwall based charity has been advising Prince Harry on an official visit to Nepal.

Disaster relief organisation Shelterbox was asked to help plan the Royal Tour. Its teams provided aid in many parts of the country following earthquakes in 2015.

Prince Harry plays volleyball in Okhari on day four of his visit to Nepal Credit: Paul Edwards/PA Wire


Man 'yomps' 35 miles a day to raise funds for Nepal

Former Royal Marine Paul Mattin from Woodbury Salterton in East Devon has set off to raise tens of thousands of pounds for stricken communities in remote mountainous areas of Nepal. He intends to yomp around 35 miles a day top reach the Nepalese embassy by Friday. Since leaving the armed forces the father of three boys has visited the country at least once a year as a tour leader and has many friends there.

He said the earthquake is heartbreaking. He knows that most of his friends have survived but many have lost their homes and are living in fields. He is raising money for the charity, the HIMALAYAN trust and shelterbox. Before setting off this morning the fund had already reached more than £18,000.


Red Cross fly to Nepal from South Gloucestershire

Red Cross teams from South Gloucestershire are flying out to Nepal today with aid for the earthquake victims. The kits include tents, water treatment tablets and camp beds.

Packs including tents, water treatment equipment and camp beds were packed up at the Warmley warehouse over the weekend. It's thought to be the last time the west country team is involved in an international emergency before the base is moved to Northamptonshire.

Former Royal Marine fundraising for Nepal earthquake victims

A former Royal Marine from Devon is to walk from his home to London next week to raise money for Nepal charities.

Paul Mattin from Woodbury Salterton near Exeter will trek around 35 miles per day and then sleep under a tarpaulin at night.

He's hoping by experiencing a little of the hardship of the Nepalese then he can raise thousands of pounds.

Concerns grow for Bath student caught up in Nepal earthquake

Susannah Ross, 20, hasn't contacted her family and friends since she left for a trek on Friday Credit: ITV News

Concerns are growing for a student from Bath caught up in the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Susannah Ross hasn't contacted her family and friends since she left to go trekking on Friday. Her family has recieved an SOS message saying her group is in desperate need of medical assistance.

Susannah's sister Nina told ITV News: "All we know is that she is stranded with about fifteen other people. They don't have any food or water and some of them are injured - we're not sure who."

More feared missing in Nepal have made contact with relatives

Nora Arscott, 77, from Somerset but believed to be living in Devon has made contact with her family after she was listed as missing on the International Committee of the Red Cross website.

Gary Williams, from Plymouth, listed as missing in Nepal is safe and well. The travel tour company he was with have said all of his party are out of harms way.

After a tense and anxious couple of days it was with great relief that we finally had positive confirmation that John and his trekking party were safe. It was a quick 10 second call from a sat phone.

Fortunately they were out of Kathmandu when the quake struck. We will probably not hear anything new for a couple of days.

We will be informing family and friends first on their progress. We will however keep this page updated thereafter. Many thanks for the emails and texts.

– Spirit of Adventure
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