Balsall Common girl returns home to host Nepal charity awareness event

Friendship Clinic Nepal

24 year old Katherine Allen, a Coventry staff nurse who grew up in Balsall Common, has returned home to host a free awareness event this Saturday evening (7th January) at the Jubilee Centre on Station Road, to showcase the important humanitarian work of the impressive charity Friendship Clinic Nepal.

Katherine has just returned from a 3 month tour of duty, which included one month working at a clinic in a rural village helping sick and impoverished people in the jungle area of eastern Nepal. The charity, which was founded in 1996, has successfully delivered numerous projects aimed at improving the health and well-being of the local population of Meghauli, projects which among other things, have included the installation of toilets and clean water wells in every home, hundreds of life saving operations and the establishment of schools and children’s homes.

“I was lucky enough to learn a great deal about the charity whilst assisting the clinic’s founder Hari Bandhari write their annual report, and left feeling hugely inspired by their work!” says Katherine.

The charity, which is already well established in Germany, Gibraltar and Spain, is also a registered charity in England with a presence in Bristol, Plymouth and in London. Katherine’s passion for this organisation has motivated her to help their cause in the West Midlands with this weekend’s event, which will see the founder’s nephew and clinic representative Sunil Paudel will be coming to Coventry as part of their promotional tour from today for 3 to 4 days.

Tomorrow’s free event will reveal the history of the charity, describe its’ current work and future plans, via video and presentation. Attendees will also enjoy an opportunity to try some traditional Nepali food and Sunil is bringing over a few Nepali goods to sell.

Tomorrow’s event (Saturday 7th January) takes place at the Jubilee Centre (the ‘old library’ to the rear of the HSBC Bank) on Station Road and runs from 7pm until 8:30pm.

Anyone looking for further information is invited to contact Katherine Allen by phone: 07863118225; or email:

Children at the Friendship Clinic Nepal