Horncastle church sends money to Nepal orphanage

Life Church, in Horncastle, has donated �4,000 to an orphanage in Nepal after the country was devastated by an earthquake earlier this year. EMN-150607-115121001
Life Church, in Horncastle, has donated �4,000 to an orphanage in Nepal after the country was devastated by an earthquake earlier this year. EMN-150607-115121001

A Horncastle based church has donated £4,000 to an orphanage in Nepal after the country was devastated by an earthquake earlier this year.

The money, from the Life Church, will help re-build the orphanage in Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu

It means the church has now handed over more than £72,000 to the orphanage.

Minister John Lechler said: “We have been helping raise funds (for the orphanage) for five or six years now .

“It is a very worthy cause and especially so after the earthquake.

“It is difficult to comprehend what people are going through in Nepal.

“We sent the latest money a couple of weeks ago and received a reply within a couple of days saying thank you.

“It is good to know that we are helping.”

Mr Lechler said he understood conditions in Nepal were still difficult after the country was hit by a huge earthquake in April.

According to latest figures, around 9,000 people were killed and 30,000 injured, while countless more were left homeless.

Kathmandu escaped the worst of the ‘quake but Mr Lechler said the orphanage was still damaged, although it had remained open.

• The Life Church is based at Horncastle Community Centre. Details 01507 526146.