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Published date : 01 June, 2015

The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has praised the levels of support already given by local people to relief efforts in Nepal, following the recent devastating earthquales in that country, and has called for one more big effort ahead of the departure for Nepal of Bhola Khanal, the manager at The Everest Inn in Perth.

Mr Wishart said:

“Perthshire folk have been digging deep to help out the people of Nepal since the awful earthquakes which caused such massive devastation.  Over the next few days, there is the opportunity to give a bit more and help one of our own take some much needed aid direct to affected families in his homeland.

“Bhola Khanal, the manager at The Everest Inn in Perth, is returnign to Nepal on the 7th of June to visit family members who have been badly affected by the earthquakes.  Areas near Bhola’s home village of Ramkot are amongst the worst hit areas in Kathmandu, with large numbers of people left homeless and in desperate need of aid.

“Bhola is committed to distributing essential supplies to these areas during his two-week stay in Kathmandu. I hope that the people of Perthshire can help Bhola reach his ambitious goal of reaching out to 100 families, or around 500 individuals, while he is in Kathmandu next month.

“Donations can be handed in at the Everest Inn and as well as financial contributions other items such as waterproof jackets, sleeping bags, rehydration sachets, water purification tablets, soap, antiseptic, toothpaste and toothbrushes are also being sought.”

“I wish Bhola all the very best in his endeavours and I am certain he will take with him best wishes for the people of Nepal from everyone in Perthshire.”

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