Two weeks before the earthquake struck Nepal an expedition of boys from Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys (many of whom live in the Sevenoaks area) went to do some charity work and trekking in Kathmandu and Pokhara with World Challenge – exactly where they earthquake struck a week ago. One adult member of the group is still stranded there (but safe). Many of the places they saw and people they met will have been greatly affected and so the students decided to arrange a cake sale for the DEC appeal.
Michael called at the stall in Bligh’s, Sevenoaks today to provide support and, of course, invested in a few cakes as well. He explained to the students how the Ministry of Defence has been able to assist with aid and described the personnel and equipment that has been mobilised in recent days – but the problems facing the country are huge and devastating – as many of them already knew.