Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Over 8,000 people died during the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal on 25th April and 12th May 2015, and a further 23,000 suffered life-changing injuries. Many buildings were destroyed leaving families homeless and with limited water, food and fuel supplies.
Health Exchange Nepal reacted quickly by launching our £100,000 fundraising appeal, seeking donations to help provide immediate relief in the form of:
- Packing and distribution of 5000 earthquake survival packs consisting of rice, lentil, high energy biscuit, blanket, jug, water purification tablet and a family tent.
- Collect and send supplies of essential orthopaedic materials to Dhulikhel Hospital, in collaboration with Diabetacare
- A medical team of eighteen volunteer doctors sent to the worst affected areas in the district of Gorkha.
- A specialist mobility and rehabilitation team
- Semi-permanent corrugated metal shelters
In March 2016, we hit that £100,000 target, having received donations from all around the world.
We can't stop now. A year on, Nepalese communities still need our help, so please give what you can and donate now.
Take the #NoSocksRocks challenge
To support the Earthquake Appeal, Health Exchange Nepal set up our own social media fundraising campaign called #NoSocksRocks.
The challenge is simple: take a picture of yourself with no socks on, make a small donation to the appeal, and challenge your friends to do the same.
To help us raise awareness of the earthquake appeal and to reach our £100,000 fundraising target, we invited supporters to share photos of themselves without socks at work or taking part in their favourite activities, using the hashtag #NoSocksRocks to then challenge their friends.
Those receiving challenges from their friends are encouraged to donate £5 if they take the challenge and £10 if they don’t, by texting either GAME11 £5 to 70070 or LAME22 £10 to 70070. * Texts cost £5 or £10 plus your network's standard charge for a text. Please note this is for the UK only.
#NoSocksRocks has been a runaway success, with everyone from Chief Executives of hospitals to doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, students and other supporters taking part. The challenge is still open so join us now. Remember, all of your and your friends’ donations go directly to support the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.