Nepalese thankful for generosity

LIFESAVING HELP: Gopal Niraula with the letters of thanks to the Tamworth community for helping the school and village survive and rebuild in the aftermath of the devastating April earthquake. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 090915GOI02

LIFESAVING HELP: Gopal Niraula with the letters of thanks to the Tamworth community for helping the school and village survive and rebuild in the aftermath of the devastating April earthquake. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 090915GOI02

A NEPALESE village and school have thanked Tamworth for its generosity after the devastating earthquake in April.

Nepalese man Gopal Niraula, who lives in Tamworth, joined forces with Multicultural Tamworth chairman Eddie Whitham to raise money for his village in April and May.

“I collected money and distributed it to my community and the school,” he said.

“I have received a letter from the school and community thanking the Tamworth people for helping a lot. Tamworth and my friends and Multicultural Tamworth raised $5015.”

Mr Niraula sent the money directly to the village, with the school using some and the rest distributed evenly to all the members of the village.

The school is using the funds to rebuild. The village community members are using their share to rebuild their homes, which were all destroyed, and for living expenses.

“My people from the community are very, very grateful for the generous donations of people from Tamworth. There are temporary houses and they are getting some help, but it takes time,” he said.

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