Staff, students, friends and family of The Wey Valley School have raised over £1,800 towards the Earthquake appeal in Nepal. 


A non-uniform day, cake sale and donations and contributions from Friends of the school, including £500 from the Dorset Property Works team, will now be sent to the Okhle Village Trust and the Child Education Nepal UK (CENUK) Appeal.


Karen Edgeley, teacher at Wey Valley and Nepal expedition co-ordinator at the school said: “We are very grateful for the kind contributions towards this appeal, which - together with funds raised by other local schools - will make a positive difference to support the families in Nepal who have been caught up in this awful natural disaster.” 


An expedition from Wey Valley visited Nepal in 2013 and the school plans to make a return visit to the region later this year.


Karen Edgeley said: “We are keeping close links with our friends in the Nepalese village of Okhle, and plan to continue our support work with Water Aid when we next visit.


“The people of the area have fantastic resource and resolve. They will do much of the work that is needed themselves but they need funds for materials and daily needs”.


The immediate aims of CENUK are to help rebuild vehicle access to the village of Ashrang, and ensure people have immediate food, water, shelter and medical aid.


The charity also aims to ensure that measures are in place to combat water-borne disease and help the area to recover lost crops, and finally to examine the possibility of an aid centre that could eventually become a community centre/hostel for trekkers. 


In addition, the appeal will focus on urgent reconnection to electrical services and damaged water supplies, as well as rebuilding devastated homes and the three damaged schools