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.
We are asking Businesses, Companies and Organisations to help us establish another clinic In Melung, a remote village in Dolakha, Nepal, population approx 4,573, and where there is no medical care facility.
How can we reach this goal? TNT hope to raise £10,000 through the BigGive Christmas Challenge.
Go to our Fundraising Events section for more information about how pledges are matchfunded and can be doubled or even tripled through the BigGive Christmas Challenge.
Pledges need to be made by 31/08/18.
Sushil is a 5year old boy from Dolakha, his home is near to one of our clinics. He has cancer and doctors are hopeful that with continuing treatment over the next six months he could recover. Sushil has been in hospital for one month and his family who are very poor, have sold all they own to pay for his treatment.
TNT have undertaken to pay for the next three months and are now looking for sponsors to help pay the final three month costs. The costs are £220 per month. If anyone can help with this please email email@example.com or Telephone 07747062757
We will be most grateful for any support.
clinic at Marbu
Sita the little girl who suffered terrible burns when fire tore through her home, is recovering well. She underwent skin graft operations which have healed. She and her mother who were in hospital in Kathmandu have been moved to Chitwan which is a small town in Dolakha much closer to their village. Sita's mother is also making good progress following spinal operations on her back. She also suffered burns which are now healed. It is thought now that eventually she will be able to walk again.
Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed so generously to the cost of hospital treatment for this family.
On Saturday 7th July '18 we held a Nearly New sale in West Lavington Village Hall. The goal was to raise money to pay for hospital fees for medical treatment of a family whose home burned to the ground in the Dolakha area of Nepal, fairly close to Marbu clinic. The mother jumped with her daughter Sita, from an upstairs window to save their lives but Sita suffered 40% burns and her mother severe burns and spinal injuries. Sita's father, undergoing treatment for a brain tumour, also suffered burns. Their home, constructed following the loss of their previous home during the earthquakes, had been completed just 13 days before.
We would like to thank everyone who supported the Nearly New Sale. An amazing sum of nearly £2000 was raised which included donations. Thank you to everyone involved, those who gave items so freely, those who worked so hard in setting up and running the event, those who made cakes and served teas and coffees and of course those who came along on the day, we are most grateful to you all.
A Day to Celebrate!
Today a dream became a reality, as the Sarangkot Nestling Home was inaugurated by Na Devi Pun, Minister for Social Development Nepal. At the special ceremony Na Devi Pun was was joined by Rana Banda Thapa Ward President, Members of the Political parties, representatives from Himshikhara and Alliance Nepal and the Nestling Trust UK. For Barry and Mike, Nestling Trust's directors, it was their first visit to Nepal and they were delighted to join other members of the Nestling Trsut team, Bijen, Subash and Sue, to help celebrate this special day. Also present was Chirungebe Timulsina, an elderly farmer, who generously donated part of the land, Himshikhara, TNT's partner NGO, Alliance Nepal, local NGO and villagers, many of whom, helped in the work of construction.
The Nestling Trust is deeply grateful to the many people who have given support in so many ways, and made this day possible.
Mike and Barry TNT directors, visit Nepal for the first time and meet up with Sue, Bijen and Subash for a meeting in Kathmandu, to discuss the itinerary for the next two weeks. On the agenda will be the 'Completion Ceremony' of the Children's Home at Sarangkot, and visiting the four Health Clinics in the Dolakha region.
The Children's home at Sarangkot is almost complete, painting and finishing work is now underway with the expected completion date the end of February '18!