Dipak returns from international relief operation in the Caribbean

​A security guard from Dungeness B power station has returned from the British Virgin Islands where he has provided humanitarian support to communities devastated by Hurricane Irma.

Dipak Kaucha, from Folkestone, used some of the skills he learnt from having served in the Gurkha Regiment for 27 years help to clear away schools, hospitals and houses that had been destroyed by the disaster.

Dipak said: “Following the devastation of the recent hurricane, it was really amazing to go to the Caribbean withTeam Rubicon UK to try and help these disadvantaged people out and hopefully make a difference.

“We did our best to bring back a sense of order to these badly affected communities. One of our tasks was to clear a path at the top of a hill so that we could put up transmitters and restore essential communications.”

Dipak is no stranger to volunteering for international relief operations and was involved in a similar mission to Nepal following the devastating earthquake in April 2015.

Ian Stewart, Station Director at the power station said: “Dipak is a true inspiration to the rest of the staff here at Dungeness as he puts social and environmental responsibility at the heart of everything he does.

“His commitment to helping others whilst ensuring safety at all times makes him a great ambassador for EDF Energy.”

Team Rubicon UK has launched an emergency appeal to fund its work in the Caribbean and donations can be made by visiting: http://www.teamrubiconuk.org/donate/

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