Artwork raffle will help Nepalese earthquake relief effort

Osteopath Anthea Westbrook with the Nepalese artwork she is auctioning at the Broad Street Practice in Stamford to raise money for the Gurkha Welfare Trust. EMN-150514-131238001
Osteopath Anthea Westbrook with the Nepalese artwork she is auctioning at the Broad Street Practice in Stamford to raise money for the Gurkha Welfare Trust. EMN-150514-131238001

An osteopath who fell in love with Nepal while trekking there in 1982 has decided to raffle two pieces of artwork to raise money for the earthquake relief effort.

Anthea Westbrook, who works at the Broad Street Practice in Stamford, has donated two pictures she bought from a street trader in Nepal when she visited 33 years ago.

She hopes to raise money to give to the Gurkha Welfare Trust to help those affected by the two huge earthquakes that have devastated the country.

Anthea said: “I went trekking to the west of Kathmandu. I wrote a diary, which was published, and that started a fundraising project for an orthopedic centre.

“When the earthquake happened I dug out my old log. I went online and discovered that 30 years on the centre is still going, which is rather special.”

Anthea said she wanted to help the country that she remembers so fondly.

The pictures are hung on the wall of the Broad Street Practice, where people can buy raffle tickets until Monday, June 15. Tickets are £1, and people can also buy five for £4, or 15 for £10.