VISIT BY UK TEAM TO KATHMANDU
In February Pat and Clive Newland (UK), Dr Stuart Brown (NZ), his daughter Emily Brown (UK) and two Canadian oncologists visited Nepal to get a first hand experience of the current situation. The team met up with their Nepalese counterparts and were shown the current eight-bed Hospice Nepal and the land earmarked for the new hospice on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The land has now been secured and building work is expected to commence towards the end of 2020 once sufficient funds have been raised.
Well known and much loved for her charity work in Nepal, we are pleased to announce that Joanna Lumley has very kindly agreed to become an Ambassador for Project Hospice Nepal.
Joanna, is a keen human rights activist and well known for her charity work with Nepali organisations, including the Gurkha's. We are most grateful to her for assuming the role as an ambassador for Project Hospice Nepal.
LAND PURCHASE SECURED
Thanks to fundraising both in Nepal, New Zealand and the UK and, in particular, a grant of US$350.000 from a leading foundation in New York, sufficient funds have now been raised to enable the purchase of the land which lies two miles to the south of the ring road in Kathmandu and is to be the site of the new hospice facility. The focus of fundraising is now for the cost of the construction and fitting out of the building, the development of palliative care outreach programmes in rural areas and the use of the hospice as an educational centre for the training of palliative care health professionals.