Sponsored Walk Update – “A Million Steps against Stigma”

The Plan: Meet at the NLT Office (10A The Vineyard, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6AQ) between 09:45am and 10:20am. (See map below) It is probably best to park in the NCP car park nearby in Paradise road (see map below). Unfortunately there is a rugby match at Twickenham in the evening and the A316 will be shut from about 5pm so it would be best to avoid the northern side of Richmond. Bring some wet weather gear in case it rains. You can also bring some lunch or buy some at Kingston. ...
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A New Constitution? – Another Deadline passes by

August 16th was the deadline for signing the new Constitution, and like many previous deadlines came and went without the signing taking place. There does not appear to be any idea of when it may now happen. In the meantime there continues to be much unrest around some issues in the proposed Constitution which have sparked a lot of protests, especially in the Mid West of Nepal, where people have died in demonstrations. Christians in Nepal remain concerned about Article 31 which specificall...
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Further serious earthquake in Nepal

Yesterday (Tuesday 12th May) afternoon at about 12.50pm Nepal time, another large earthquake measuring 7.3 occurred, centred near the district of Sindhuli, just north of Lalgadh. Thirty minutes later a second earthquake measuring 6.8 took place slightly further north. Firstly to reassure you that our staff are OK, even though two teams were out delivering relief aid in the affected areas at the time of the earthquakes. One team in a village at the southern edge of the Kathmandu Valley had...
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Serious Earthquake in Nepal

Many of you have been in contact asking how our colleagues in Kathmandu and Lalgadh have fared in the serious earthquake that struck on Saturday 25th April. We are very grateful for your concern and offers of support and prayers. We are also very relieved to be able to report that all our NLT staff, both in Kathmandu and Lalgadh have been wonderfully spared, and damage to NLT buildings has been minor in Kathmandu and in Lalgadh. Dr Hugh and Diana Cross, Dr Graeme and Meena Clugston and Eileen Lo...
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Hello World – I’ve got wheels!

Sushmita lives in Lalgadh Village, a half hour walk from Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre. Her Mum and Dad live in a very basic house and earn a small income from daily waged employment. A great challenge for them has been that their daughter Sushmita has cerebral palsy and is very disabled by it in every way, being unable to speak or control her muscles. There are no national facilities for children disabled in this way and only very few independent services available. Most children in Sushm...
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Summer Soiree

Thursday 10th started off very overcast and threatening, so how would the evening pan out?  Well, there was no need to worry as the evening was  warm and sunny.  The guests enjoyed being alongside the river whether it was on the towpath or looking out from the balcony. The star turn of the evening was ‘The Barber Shop Choir’ who mesmorised their female audience with their renditions of songs from various musicals.  Many encores were requested and certainly their presence next year is definite...
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