Sang-ngak-chö-dzong – the small charity that owns Drala Jong – has been working hard to address the situation. The work needed to make clear the fallen trees and make areas safe, whilst restoring access to the road is estimated to cost £43,000. This is money that we have been fundraising to otherwise support future activities such as art and craft projects, lama housing in Nepal, and the establishment of a retreat centre at Drala Jong.
For now, the charity’s priority is to make the woods safe and to reopen the road for our neighbours and community who use it on a daily basis.
The scale of damage is beyond our own skills and capacity, however we have found some excellent contractors to do the job. But undertaking this work will enormously impact the charity’s funds.