PAX Hill Care Home in Bentley continues to support the disaster in Nepal which is still causing distress to the thousands affected.

The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed more than 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake.

The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least 19, making April 25, 2015 the deadliest day on the mountain in history.

Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened across many districts of the country. Centuries-old buildings were destroyed at UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley, including some at the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Patan Durbar Squar, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Changu Narayan Temple and the Swayambhunath Stupa.

A major aftershock occurred on May 12. More than 200 people were killed and more than 2,500 were injured.

Pax Hill Care Home employs many Nepalese staff, all of whom have family in Nepal that have been affected.

At Pax Hill’s annual summer fete in July funds were raised for the Barpak Charity Foundation once again.

Pax Hill staff had previously organised events to support this cause that focuses attention on a remote community in western Nepal. Many thanks to the generous donations that were made by everyone at the fete.