Is­lay col­lec­tion boosts Ghurkas

The Oban Times - - Community News -

A SCHEME on Is­lay will see un­wanted ink car­tridges help Ghurkas in Nepal.

Port­na­haven post of­fice is col­lect­ing the car­tridges and old mo­bile phones to raise cash.

Alastair Red­man, left, who runs the post of­fice, said: ‘ We have re­cently started col­lect­ing used inkjet car­tridges and old mo­bile phones.

‘The Gurkah Wel­fare Trust is hap­pily putting these items to use. For ev­ery old phone the trust can re­ceive up to £ 30 and for ev­ery used inkjet car­tridge they re­ceive up to £ 3.50.

‘The money is used to re­live the hard­ship and dis­tress among Gurkha ex-ser­vice­men and their de­pen­dants in Nepal. We have had one or two old phones and a ton of used inkjet car­tridges.

‘The re­sponse has been great. A huge thanks goes to ev­ery­one who has helped with the ap­peal.’

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