KATHMANDU, May 19: Academics from the city of Liverpool in England have raised 8305 pounds for the earthquake victims in Nepal.
Over a thousand persons including staff and students of Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University, University of Liverpool and others, and a number of Nepalese doctors working in Liverpool participated in the Light up Nepal fund-raising program that generated 2281.25 pounds. A big map of Nepal was formed with lit candles in the ground of John Lennon Art and Design Building of Liverpool John Moores University where the participants gathered to pay their respects to the victims in Nepal.
Likewise, a volunteer team raised £2482.65 pounds from bag-packing in Iceland, and 3541.80 pounds have already been raised through an online appeal for help, according to a press statement received here. The raised funds will be to the Help Nepal Network and others registered charity organizations, according to the press statement.