On Sunday 21st - Monday 22nd May in Sydney, just 24 hours, 24 homes to be funded..

“Ayo Gorkhali" The famous Gurkha war cry translates as "The Gurkhas are here!"
 

Gurkha Challenge for Corporates

How can individuals and teams deliver exceptional performance in challenging environments? Are there leadership lessons to be learnt from the elite military? This is a unique event delivering team development, client bonding, and leadership reflection. 

Working in teams that each include a Gurkha Rifleman and a very special  Australian soldier, participants will engage and reflect on a series of challenges that are engaging, thought provoking, challenging and entertaining.  These challenges have been developed and facilitated by Unilever’s Leadership and Organisation Development team, the Australian Army, corporates, elite sports coaches and a number of distinguished consultants. 

12 corporate teams of twelve individuals are invited to participate in this unique programme at St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill, on Monday 22nd May. This will be followed by a fund raising lunch cooked by the Gurkhas and showcasing their skills, history and contribution as brothers in arms to Australian soldiers. Participants in the Gurkha Challenge get priority for corporate tables at the lunch

Through matched fund raising in the SMH Half Marathon, training and development budgets or other initiatives, corporate teams commit to funding the rebuilding of a  Gurkha veteran’s earthquake damaged home for $15,000 each which may be tax deductible.  Aside from a unique experience and Gurkha Challenge clothing, corporate teams will subsequently be presented with a photograph of the veteran’s rebuilt home and its grateful occupant.

To find out more on the Corporate Gurkha Challenge

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The Gurkha Curry Lunch  

You are invited to an exceptional lunch on Monday 22nd May at St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill from 12.15 with the Gurkhas, Army, Diplomatic and distinguished guests. Cooked by Gurkha chefs, this ‘no utensils’ meal will also feature video of Gurkhas in action, stories of Gurkha Riflemen, Army speakers, live Gurkha drills and a battle kukri auction. This is a fundraising lunch with a significant difference and a soldier on every table.

Tables of nine are $750 a table. Dress code is ‘rolled up sleeves’. Your support for our ‘brothers in arms’ in their time of need is much appreciated


The Gurkha Challenge and Dinner for Schools - a unique experience for High School students and parents.

How can we help equip the leaders of tomorrow to deliver exceptional performance in challenging environments as both individuals and within teams? Are there leadership lessons and examples of service to be learnt from the military? 

Working in mixed school teams that each include a Gurkha Rifleman and a very special Australian soldier, participants will engage and reflect on a series of challenges that are engaging, thought provoking, challenging and entertaining.  These challenges have been developed and facilitated by Unilever’s Leadership and Organisation Development team, the Australian Army, corporates and a number of distinguished consultants. Essential skills, exceptional people, a unique experience.

Through fund raising, participation in the Gurkha Challenge and/or support from Alumni, parents and elsewhere, 12 High Schools pledge to contribute to the rebuilding of a Gurkha veteran’s earthquake damaged home for $15,000 tax deductible. Participation is the key, understandably not all schools may be able to raise the target funds. Aside from a unique and valuable experience and Gurkha Challenge clothing for all schools, successful schools will be subsequently presented with a photograph of the veteran’s rebuilt home and its grateful occupant. For questions on Gurkha Challenge for Schools please contact Richard Quinn at St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill.

All schools and parents are invited to an exceptional dinner on Sunday evening 21st May at St Joseph’s College from 6.15pm with the Gurkhas, Army, Diplomatic and distinguished guests. Cooked by Gurkhas chefs, the meal will also feature video of Gurkhas in action, stories of Gurkha Riflemen, Army speakers, live Gurkha drills and a battle kukri auction. Tables for parents, guests and supporters are $750 a table of nine with a soldier on each table. Gurkha Challenge teams attend at no charge. Your support for our ‘brothers in arms’ in their time of need is much appreciated 


Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon

In 2015 four Gurkha Riflemen pulled on dusty running shoes and after a six week absence of training, went on to come first and second place in the Half Marathon. In 2017, a new group of Riflemen are racing again but with a purpose: to assist in raising funds to rebuild Gurkha veterans’ homes destroyed in the earthquakes.

If you are running as a team or work for a company that matches your fundraising, please consider supporting Gurkhas Australia.

Your support is very much appreciated.

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Australian Gurkha veterans, friends and relatives

On Sunday 21st May at the culmination of the Schools Gurkha Challenge there will be an informal 45 minute reception for Gurkha veterans, friends and relatives, No 1 Oval, St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill, NSW. If you know someone who has served in or with the Gurkhas, they are more than welcome to attend and meet some of the serving Gurkha Riflemen. You are encouraged to bring memorabilia.

Veterans can enter free of charge, other spectators by folding note donation to the charity. You may wish to come early to watch the conclusion of the Gurkha Challenge for schools.  If you are attending the reception please advise us of numbers. Former Chief of Army General Peter Leahy AC (Ret'd) will be presiding and Michael Light (1/7GR) is your POC for numbers and queries please. (michael.light@mondosearch.com.au)

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