The devastating earthquake has sparked reaction from around the world with the UK appeal for relief funds already reported to have reached £50million.
Efforts in the UK to help thousands who have lost their homes as a result of the disaster are coordinated by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), who launched the Nepal Earthquake Fund that will be used by several agencies to assist around 310,000 people affected.
DEC chief executive Saleh Saeed expressed his gratitude for the efforts made by the UK public, saying: “We are extremely grateful for the extraordinary generosity of the UK public.
“Despite the immense challenges facing those affected and relief efforts, the response continues to grow day by day.”
That response includes efforts in Moray such as that taking place this weekend at the Rothes Kirk Hall.
Stephanie Allsop told insideMoray: “My daughter was in Nepal last year with world challenge – some time was spent at Katmandu, and it is heart breaking to see the effect of the recent earthquake. We felt we just had to do something.”
Stephanie has organised a ‘Soup and Sweet’ on Sunday, May 17 in the hall from 12pm to which people from throughout Moray are welcome.
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