Major Michael Thorp shares Gurkha soldiers’ stories with March Rotary Club

PUBLISHED: 11:59 06 September 2016

President Nick Kime presenting the donation to Major Michael Thorp.

President Nick Kime presenting the donation to Major Michael Thorp.


Members of March Rotary Club received a fascinating talk on the work of The Gurkha Welfare Trust by Major Michael Thorp on Monday.

Having served with them for over 12 years in the Far East, Mr Thorp has since been involved with the trust for 36 years and is the past chairman of the East Anglian South Branch.

Introduced by Rtn. George White, Major Thorp told the story of the Gurkha soldiers from their origins over 200 years ago.

Setting the scene in Nepal, Major Thorp explained the creation of the trust and the current work in supporting the veterans and their communities.

After several questions Major Thorp was thanked on behalf of the club by President Nick Kime for his enlightening talk. He was presented with a donation of £850 to assist with the work of the trust.

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