Dear Members of the Department of Pathology,
Earthquake relief for Nepal.
A week ago I launched an appeal to raise money for earthquake relief in Nepal, and specifically for the students of Kathmandu. I have been most grateful to the many people, including our students, who have contributed to this cause. To all of you who have contributed I send a very warm and heartfelt thank you.
To those of you who might want to contribute, but have not yet done so, it is not too late, and any contribution will help tremendously.
The earthquake of April 25 2015 killed > 9,000 people, injured >23,000 and left countless thousands homeless. As winter approaches many people remain in tents or temporary makeshift shelters and they badly need help.
In 2012 I visited Nepal and was most impressed by the warm welcome and kindness of the Nepali people and particularly the smiles of the students. It is because of this, because of the hardship caused by the earthquake and because of links my grandfather had with Nepal (the words from his Dictionary of the Nepali language are engraved on the British memorial to the Gurkha soldier in London), that I wish to do something in return. So I will visit Nepal in mid-December and help with re-construction work.
I have set up an online site with JustGiving that can be used to donate to this cause. If any of you are able to help I would be so very grateful and will take any messages and donations with me to Nepal.
The link is below.
With very many thanks.
Geoffrey L. Smith