A Rotherham-based recruitment firm is raising thousands of pounds to help provide emergency healthcare in parts of Nepal badly affected by earthquakes that struck the country earlier this year.
Stafforce Recruitment is donating £15,000 to PHASE Worldwide, which delivers projects to help disadvantaged people living in remote Himalayan villages.
The money will be used to fund a health post in Kashigaun, which will provide medicine, medical supplies and trained health workers to people suffering in the wake of the disaster, in which almost 9,000 people were killed and a further 23,000 injured in April and May.
Stafforce is also raising a further £15,000 to set up a second health post by hosting fundraising events across some of its 30-strong network of branches, bringing the company’s total contribution to £30,000.
Nick Cragg, founder and chairman of Stafforce, said the health posts will provide treatments for a range of conditions including broken bones, sickness and infection.
He added: “The earthquakes in Nepal were an absolute disaster for the country and have left thousands of people in a desperate situation. One of the biggest difficulties people face in the aftermath of such events is access to healthcare just at a time when they need it most.
“The funding we are looking to provide will have several uses. It will cover the costs of drugs and other medical supplies for a year, and support two full time members of staff and a third nurse who will cover other health posts in the region.”
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