Help a friend who lost everything

Callum Kerr from Leven with his guide and friend Ram Timalsina, who has been affected by the Nepal earthquake.
Callum Kerr from Leven with his guide and friend Ram Timalsina, who has been affected by the Nepal earthquake.
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A Leven man has made an emotional appeal to locals to help after his friend was left without a home following the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Callum Kerr (41) travelled to the country last year to climb Mount Everest with his sister.

It must be absolutely horrendous for them

Callum Kerr

While there, he became friends with his guide, Ram Timalsina, who was kind enough to show him his home and introduce him to his family.

But following the 7.8 scale earthquake which hit the country on April 25, killing over 8000 people, the family were left without a roof over their heads.

And just a week ago, the Nepalese people were again hit by another earthquake, this time measuring 7.3.

As soon as the first quake hit, Callum was desperate to find out if Ram and his family - a wife and two young children - were safe.

Ram got in contact through Facebook to reassure Callum they had survived, but were living in a tent as their home had been destroyed.

“It must be absolutely horrendous for them,” said Callum.

“Ram has a wife and two young boys, who are of primary school age, but I don’t even know if the school is still standing now.

“Plus, his main income was as a guide trecking on the Anna Purna route of Everest - he hasn’t even got that now. He’s lost everything.”

Callum has already raised nearly £400 through a Just Giving appeal, but has appealed to people living locally to donate whatever they can to help Ram and his family.

“I have already sent him a little bit of money myself, and although we’ve reached our target of £250, I would like to raise as much as a I can for him - this is devastating.”

To donate, go to www. crowdfunding.justgiving.com/nepalearthquake