Joanna Lumley wins Prince Charles' support for her help Gurkha crusade

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London, Dec. 17 (ANI): British actress Joanna Lumley, who is on a campaign trail to raise 10 million pounds for 10,000 Gurkhas and their widows in Nepal, has won Prince Charles' support.

Prince Charles' message of support read: "The money will fund a variety of vital projects, including the provision of a monthly welfare pension for 10,000 gallant Gurkha veterans and widows; help provide much needed medical care and provide essential services such as the provision of water and sanitation in Gurkha villages.

"These projects will help ensure these wonderfully loyal and courageous men receive the support they so deserve," it added.

Lumley's recent campaign comes in the wake of her success in securing the right for veterans to settle in the UK.

"Our debt of honour to the Gurkhas remains. They helped fight our wars and keep our peace. They stood up for us and now is the time to stand up for them," The Mirror quoted her, as saying.

"There are 10,000 very elderly veterans in Nepal who need our support right now."

The Debt of Honour campaign, launched with the Gurkha Welfare Trust, claim many veterans are surviving on little more than 30 pounds a month.

All the money raised will go towards providing monthly welfare pensions, medical care and community aid projects for Gurkha villages. (ANI)

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