Friday 1st May 2015 – 5pm – Chris Kowalik.
An advanced paramedic from Worcestershire is to fly to Nepal to assist with the humanitarian rescue operation after he received an email from a friend there asking for help.
Phil Llewellyn who is based in Pershore will provide assistance following the powerful earthquake 80km northwest of the capital Kathmandu.
Phil said: “I have personal reasons in wanting to go to Nepal to help. When it happened, it felt to me like it happened to members of my family.
“I have been to the country several times over the past 12 years. I have a friend who is Nepalese who lives close to the epicentre of the earthquake. He has lost his parents and family members but his wife and children are alive. Most of his village has been wiped out. He has walked to Kathmandu – it took him 3-4 days to get there. He emailed me asking for help and I thought I need to go.
“I will fly to Kathmandu, then I will work with the Nepal Red Cross Society. I hope I will meet my friend there.”