A MALVERN paramedic who flew out to Nepal to help the country when it was hit by an earthquake has organised a new fundraising ball.

Phil Llewellyn flew to Nepal to offer his expertise after a massive earthquake hit capital Kathmandu killing 9,000 and injuring thousands more in 2015.

He spent several weeks helping the Nepalese people and, on his return, he founded the not-for-profit organisation, Rebuild Nepal, dedicated to building new homes for those whose lives were torn apart by the disaster.

It was the start of an ongoing fundraising campaign for Mr Llewellyn, who has raised £10,000 for the Nepalese people.

Mr Llewellyn plans to return to Nepal this year and has organised a Spring Ball to help raise more money for five homes to be rebuilt in the village of Kaule.

There were 200 homes destroyed in the village and many people are still living in temporary shelters.

The ball will be held at the Bank House Hotel in Bransford on Friday, April 28.

Local Worcester band Come Together have agreed to pay covers of iconic hits and there will be a charity auction, pig roast and raffle.

Staff from West Midlands Ambulance Service have also agreed to perform a dance at the event.

Mr Llewellyn said: "The whole village was totally obliterated.

"I'd been going over to Nepal to do trekking and climbing and after the earthquake I had an email asking me to go and help so I went over as a medic in May 2015."

Mr Llewellyn returned in September 2015 to help with rebuilding and now wants to help provide an income for locals by organising expeditions, such as one to Everest base camp, every other year.

Mr Llewellyn said: "This year, I'm going back out to Nepal to take the money raised back to the village and see how they are getting on."

A previous Summer Ball for Nepal raised £6,200.

Mr Llewellyn has also asked anyone willing to donate anything for the raffle to contact him.

Tickets cost £20 and are available from by emailing pmllewellyn@hotmail.com, calling 07810306529 or contacting the Bank House.