Bobby Singh, proprietor of Russell’s Trade & DIY, in Tooting, South London was so touched by the stories he heard about in the media following the earthquake in Nepal on 25 April, that he travelled to the country to help those in need.

He sent £7,500 worth of protective equipment by cargo to rescue workers, and spent a week in Nepal working with local residents who travelled miles through dangerous areas and mountains to hand deliver tarpaulins, rice, blankets and flooring mats to people who were left with nothing and were living under trees.

Mr Singh was still in Nepal when the second earthquake struck two weeks later in May, causing further devastation. He witnessed the panic first hand when running down a flight of stairs the force of the earthquake flung him to the side of the wall.

Upon his return to the UK, Mr Singh is determined to help the people of Nepal even further, and is raising money to provide 500 semi-permanent living structures, at a cost of around £100 each.

Mr Singh has set up a Go Fund Me page to raise at least £50,000, which can be found here: