Hereford & Worcester

Ledbury launches Gurkha Action Fund

Two retired Gurkhas are launching a charity to help other Gurkhas settle in the country.

Keshar Sherchan, of Lebury, is one of the men behind the Gurkha Action Fund which was launched this weekend with a military parade, live bands and food.

He served alongside British forces in Kosovo and Bosnia and now runs the Roadmaker Inn at Gorsely Common.

He wants to raise enough money so Gurkhas moving to the UK can be given £1,000 each.

Last year, all retired Gurkhas won the right to live in the UK, following a high-profile campaign led by actress Joanna Lumley, whose father served with the 6th Gurkha Rifles.