Three members of the Nepali community now living and working in Liverpool will be taking part in the Liverpool Spring 10k race (now postponed until Sunday 18 October), starting at 10am from outside the Metropolitan Cathedral on Hope Street. Manohar Budhathoki grew up and went to school in Nepal and became a doctor. He now works as a GP here. His 14-year-old daughter, Diya, who goes to the Blue Coat School, will also take part.
Manohar says, “I worked for 6 years in Nepal as a doctor before coming to the UK in 2009. I have seen how the lack of resources affects healthcare in Nepal and children with cancer are especially vulnerable. They have poorer outcomes compared to richer countries like the UK. That’s why I am running, together with my daughter who will be running the 5k with us.”
Also running with them is Navin Thapa who runs a family-based restaurant in Liverpool. He says, “I am running in order to support kids suffering from cancer in Nepal, through So the Child May Live. It’s a great honour to participate in such a good event for a good cause.”
They would all welcome donations, which can be given via: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ManoharBudhathoki.