Ashford community clean-up day

Published: 19/06/2024
Sagarmatha Gurkha Nepalese Community Ashford Kent (SGNCAK) at their annual community clean-up day in Victoria Park, 2024

The annual Ashford community clean-up took place on 16 June 2024 by around 200 volunteers led by Mr Nags Rai, a coordinator at Sagarmatha Gurkha Nepalese Community Ashford Kent (SGNCAK).

The main aim of the event is to show the commitment of the Nepalese community with the local community and the residents of Ashford.

Mr Nags Rai gave a safety brief including action to take in the event of an emergency before litter-picking equipment, including high visibility vests and personal protective equipment, were handed out to all individuals prior to tackling litter in Victoria Park.

President of Gurkha Peace Foundation, Mr Bhim Tumbangfhe, and SGNCAK chairperson Mr Dammer Limbu were also present to witness the event.

Huge piles of litter collected by the volunteers were ready for disposal at the end of the day, which ended with a group photo in front of the fountain. Mr Dammer Limbu thanked Mr Nags Rai for leading such a wonderful event and he also thanked all those who took part.