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Tang Ting Twinning Association
The Nepalese village of Tang Ting twinned with Debden and Wimbish on May 12th 2007. The remit of the Tang Ting Twinning Association (TTTA) has two main elements
1. To bring the communities of Debden, Wimbish, Carver Barracks and the local ex Gurkha Nepalese families closer together.
2. By raising funds to support the village of Tang Ting, a small Gurkha village in the foothills of the Annapurna range
The TTTA has made great progress, and it is clear that the villagers’ lives are improving, although there is still a very long way to go! The very simple agricultural way of life that exists in the village is very unlikely to change significantly over the short or medium term, however educational standards are improving, healthcare and welfare has improved.
Sponsor Chok Gurung in the London Marathon
Chok, a young Nepalese, will run in the 2012 Virgin London Marathon in aid of:
You can sponsor Chok by donating through the TTTA website, by text text mesasge or by online donation. Please click here for further details.
Injured Soldiers Fund - Carver Barracks Wimbish.
The barracks are home to 33 Engineer Regiment and 101 Engineer Regiment which both specialise in bomb disposal. A squadron from the base is always deployed to Afghanistan where they are tasked with one of the most demanding and dangerous jobs – clearing the region of roadside bombs.
The injured Soldiers Fund was set up to provide immediate assistance to the injured soldiers and their families.
A medical team visited Tang Ting in November 2011 and Nepalese from surrounding villages walked miles for treatment by the doctors and dentists. On the last day a young girl limped into the village and asked to see a doctor. The rags which bound her feet were carefully unwound to reveal disfigured and scarred limbs and severe untreated wounds. A childhood accident in the family’s open fire had totally destroyed one foot and all the toes on the other. The medical team and visitors were so impressed by the courage and independence of Bishnugiri in such circumstances that plans were made to offer a chance for het to come to England for treatment and to fit prosthetic limbs to both feet, and in the meantime to finance her employment in Tang Ting to help teach English at the village school.
Tang Ting Health and Education
TTTA has donated a Haemacue unit and a portable dentist chair with a backpack of dental instruments. This equipment is a gesture of our commitment towards our next project which is to raise funds to build a new medical and dental centre that will support Tang Ting and the surrounding villages. TTTA is committed to a sponsorship programme for education of the village children.