Employees at Aldershot based The Pen Warehouse have raised over £1200.00 to donate to a Nepalese charity.

The workforce reflects the vibrant diversity of the local community and, as many colleagues are from Nepalese families, the tragedy in Nepal had a very personal resonance across the company. The money raised will be given to Maiti Nepal http://www.maitinepal.org/, an established charity in Nepal which works exclusively with children and women. The charity is currently sheltering about 200 children, mostly victims of the earthquake, and they urgently need help to buy basic necessities such as tents, food, clothing and bottled water.

The Pen Warehouse has also donated £500.00 to the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) which works together with 13 major charities to help countries stricken by disasters.

Sunita Gurung, who helped to co-ordinate the collection at The Pen Warehouse says: “It’s very distressing to see the suffering in Nepal. We wanted to do something to help those who have been so badly affected by the earthquake. Colleagues and our MD, Neil Cleere, have been very generous and for that we will be forever grateful”.