The Nestling Trust would like to wish all our Nepali Family, Friends and Colleagues a very Happy Dashain Festival!
Dark Rain Clouds give way to Sunshine as Sue and Bijen visit the Children of Sarangkot Nestling Home
70 MILES in 3 DAYS - Completed today!
Congratulations, Mike and Barry have reached their goal, what an amazing effort.
The Nestling Trust salutes their courage and determination, it is a wonderful achievement.
Many thanks to everyone who gave support and encouragement.
Mike and Barry in Training -------
An amazing way to spend the Bank Holiday!
Mike Gaiger's brother Vince would have been 70 this year so Mike and Barry Hickey have decided to
do something worthwhile to mark this anniversary. They will be walking 70 miles (Reading to Bath along the Kennet and Avon canal) over 3 consecutive days, 22nd, 23rd and 24th August '19. Should anyone wish to sponsor them please click on the Justgiving button on this website, as all funds raised will go to the Nestling Trust. TNT's current objective is the construction of a Health and Birthing Centre at Preeti, in the extremely remote and mountainous area of Ramechap, Nepal. For up to 8 months of the year Preeti is cut off due to snow, ice and landslides.
We wish Mike and Barry the very best of luck and no blisters!
£275 was raised. TNT would like to thank all those who helped and those who came to this event, we are most grateful.
Today another little girl came to live at the Sarangkot Nestling Home bringing the total number of girls rescued since December '18 to nine. We are delighted to say that they are settling in happily and seven have already started attending the little local school with the other village children.
Earthquakes measuring up to 5.2 struck Kathmandu and Dhading areas on the eve of the 4th anniversary of the devastating earthquake of 2015. Since that time the Seismological centre has recorded 44,000 after shocks in Nepal. Thankfully today there have been no reports of casualties. For more information read:
At least 50 people are known to have died and over 400 injured when a tornado ripped through Bara and Parsa districts in southern Nepal, at night on the 31 March'19. Hundreds of homes were swept away in the high winds and rain. Department of Hydrology and Meteorology say it is the first recorded tornado to hit Nepal and highlights Nepal’s vulnerability to natural disasters.
The Nepali Times reported that it proves Nepal has now to be prepared not just for the deadly calamities we know about like earthquakes, floods and landslides, but also rare ones like tornadoes. The Director General of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) Saraju K Vaidya admitted: “Yes, all signs in Bara point to it being a rare tornado, but with climate change these may become more frequent, and we have to prepared by upgrading forecasting and computer modelling capacity.”://www.nepalitimes.com/banner/disastrous-management-in-nepal/
An early celebration of St Patrick's day and all things Irish - music, food, song and dance! Our grateful thanks to everyone who helped make the evening such a success and especially to all those who came and joined in the spirit of the night with such enthusiasm - fantastic! Through the generosity of so many people the Nestling Trust raised approximately £2000 to help further our projects in Nepal - thank you all so much.
After five years of tireless effort by so many, and the generosity of countless supporters today was the day it became all worthwhile! Two girls with no mother or father were admitted to the Sarangkot Nestling Home. This is now their home, a place where they can regain their childhood, where they will be protected, cared for and given the chance of an education, healthcare and have real hope for their future life - welcome, may you find lasting happiness here.
Today we heard the wonderful news that two children have come to live in the Sarangkot Nestling Home! Little girls, seven and 10 years old, thank you to everyone who has helped to make this possible.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and hank you to everyone who has supported the Nestling Trust throughout the year - we are most grateful.
The Nestling Trust would like to thank most sincerely, all who made donations toTNT through the BigGive, to help us fund a Health Clinic in the village of Melung in Dolakha.
Our target figure was £10,200 but in fact we raised an amazing £18,118.75 during the campaign. We are overwhelmed everyone's generosity.
It means that as well as establishing a clinic at Melung, the Nestling Trust can now consider funding a further clinic in Preeti, an area of huge deprivation.
This area, high in the mountainous region of Ramechhap, has a population of 40,000 people. Many lost their homes during the earthquake and still live in corrugated iron temporary shelters. Snow falls between November and March, and the access road/tracks are cut off during monsoon time. There is no medical facility and a health clinic and birthing centre are desperately needed.
The Nestling Trust is able to help improve the health of families living in these remote villages of Nepal because of the wonderful kindness of people who encourage and support us – we are immensely grateful, thank you.
The chairman of a local village development committee explains why the Nestling Trust funded clinic in his village has been so important and successful
Sue Hamblin with women from Marbu village who, thanks to their Nestling Trust sponsored clinic, are happy they no longer have to trek miles for medical help.
A Health Clinic at Chilankha in the foothills of the Himalayas was once just a dream. The only access is by a narrow track across the mountains - impassable during the monsoon season. But in 2016 the Nestling Trust working with their partner NGO, SITARA, and the District Health Authority, visited the area, and agreed to fund materials so villagers could build their own Health Clinic. It was completed later in 2016. The Trust has suppled necessary equipment and continues to give support to the nurses.
Jeep a three year old boy, was one of the first patients seen in the clinic. He was actually found during the clinics construction. A large swelling covered one side of his face - it had been like it for many months, causing him great discomfort. The Nestling Trust arranged for him to be seen at a hospital in Cherkot. He was subsequently sent home under the care of nurses at the Chilankha Health Clinic.
Jeep is fully recovered and leading a happy normal life. Chilankha Clinic serves a population of approximately 6000 people.
Krishna was found through the Marbu Clinic, established in the remote Dolakha area by the Nestling Trust in 2014.
When found in 2015 he was unable to use his legs, arms or hands and could not talk.
Referred to Kathmandu children’s hospital and SERC School for Children with Disabilities, he receives daily physio and speech therapy, funded by the Nestling Trust.
He is now independent in walking, feeding, toileting and is learning to speak. He attends lessons and is learning to write and draw, knows Nepali and English alphabet and can count.
Without the clinic at Marbu this child would have remained an outcast with no hope.
Sue meets up with TNT Nepalese directors Bijen and Subash and partner NGO Himshikhara - there is much on the itinerary including finalising arrangements in Pokhara and the Children's Home at Sarangkot. It is hoped to finalize arrangements with the Nepalese Government Officials to welcome children into the Sarangkot Nestling Home before Sue returns to the UK later this month. A meeting is also planned with Health Initiative partner NGO, Sitara. There is to be a visit to Melung village in the Dolakha area where TNT hopes to establish a further clinic in 2019.
Fantastic news! - the Nestling Trust has been selected as one of the Charities who will benefit from matchfunding by the Champions in the BigGive Christmas Challenge!
For one week only - Mid-day on 27th November to Mid-day on 4th December '18 any donation made to the Nestling Trust will be doubled through the BigGive Champions!
Please help us raise funds to establish a health clinic. Right now no health facility exists in this area.
We propose establishing a health clinic in the remote village of Melung, in Dolakha, badly hit by the earthquake and where there is no medical care or health education. It will serve approximately 5000 people.
The Nestling Trust has established four other clinics in remote areas of Nepal - Let's make it Five!
Many thanks to everyone who supported the Quiz Night on 6th October '18. It was a lighthearted evening with a buzzing atmosphere. Twenty Four teams rose to the challenge and the worthy winners were presented with a case of wine.
The Nestling Trust is most grateful to the many people who helped make the evening such a success and to those who made donations. The evening raised over £1000 to help furnish the Sarangkot Children's Nestling Home - a great effort, thank you so much.
Sushil is 5years old and suffering with Leukaemia. His family had sold everything and had no money left for their son's treatment. The Nestling Trust, has ensured Sushil's treatment and medication continues. TNT wish to thank again all our wonderful supporters and their generosity.