Although the original aim of the Folkestone Gurkha Memorial Fund has been acheived by the erection of the Gurkha Memorial Statue in the Garden of Remebrance, Sandgate Road, Folkestone, the fund continues to:
- maintain the permanent memorial to educate the public in the role of the Gurkhas in Folkestone;
- run remembrance services to acknowledge their role played in the community;
- provide support for the Gurkha community in Folkestone & East Kent, and;
- fund development and humanitarian work in Nepal in recognition of our gratitude for their contribution to the UK.
At this time, the Gurkha Memorial Fund Organising Committee are:
Chair: Dhan Gurung
Dhan Gurung is believed to be the first ex-Gurkha to be elected to a UK Council. Dhan served as a Folkestone Town Councillor to Cheriton Ward between May 2007 and May 2011.
Phone: 07861 697606
Secretary: Tim Prater
Tim Prater is a former Shepway District, Folkestone Town and Kent County Councillor. He is currently a Sandgate Parish Councillor.
Phone: 07956 276118
The Folkestone Gurkha Memorial Fund Organising Committee is entirely voluntary. No member of the organising committee has or will accept any payment for their work. All donations made to the Fund have gone towards the design, construction and erection of the permanent Folkestone Gurkha memorial and other aims of the Memorial Fund as described above.