The Perthshire based charity, Bring Back The Smile To Nepal, started by Anna and Sanu Gurung, has already helped 79 families, who lost their homes during the devastating earthquake in April.
Anna made the difficult solo trip to Nepal at the end of July and began to personally oversee rebuilding projects, aimed at repairing or constructing homes.
Following months of hard work and fundraising Anna’s campaign received official charitable status in August and was recently backed by long time Nepal campaigner Joanna Lumley.
“We have been able to offer assistance from materials to re-roof damaged homes, right up to rebuilding complete new houses for families who lost everything”, Anna reported, “to date we are incredibly proud to have helped 79 families. We don’t intend to stop there though, fundraising will continue as there is so much more we can do”.
Anna acknowledged the generosity of everyone that had contributed, “your help has made a real difference to the lives of so many people. Thank you so much”.
Bring Back The Smile To Nepal plan to host a fundraising evening soon, to display photographs of the work undertaken, answer questions and to thank those who have helped so far. “We feel we have already made a real difference and want everyone who has helped us to see how much their contributions have facilitated real change.”
So much interest has been generated that Anna has received requests from local groups, churches and schools, to speak about her journey to Nepal.
If you would like further information about the charity, or would like Anna to speak to your group or club, please contact her through the website – www.bringbackthesmiletonepal.org – or via facebook/Bring-Back-The-Smile-To-Nepal