Kevin Shore MBE OStJ

‘To help other people and to keep the Scout Law’

I was born in Norwich, Norfolk in the United Kingdom on the 21st October 1960. I was the second son born to Beryl and Peter Shore. I lived in a small village on the outskirts of the town called New Costessey. Where I joined the Red Cross as a cadet (at School) and the cubs (27th Norwich). In 1971 we moved to a village called Westbury-on-trym in Bristol and completed my secondary education there.

On leaving school, I worked for Casey’s camping and then for the retail store Debenhams, before embarking on my chosen career as Medical Assistant in the Royal Navy.

I joined the Royal Navy in 1979 – leaving 32 years later in June 2011 and attained the rank of Warrant Officer 1. I saw active service in both the Falklands War (based on land) in 1982 and the Gulf war (HMS Herald) in 1991. For my work with the Handicapped and the Underprivileged in 1986, I was awarded the Order of St John (Serving Brother).

In 1996 after a brief conversation with my father, I embarked on my calling – and help set up a family charity called ‘The Friendship Clinic Nepal charity’. The Friendship Clinic is situated in the village of Meghauli, in the Village Development Committee (VDC) of Chitwan, in the Southern Terai, Nepal – some 100 or so miles S.W. of Kathmandu and some 20 miles from the Indian border. The Primary Health Care clinic was built by the villagers to provide: The relief of poverty, sickness and distress through the provision of a clinic for the benefit of the inhabitants of Meghauli, Chitwan, Nepal.

In 2005 I was awarded an MBE (The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V) for my work with the Royal Navy and my Charity Work in Nepal.

To date (2013) I have traveled out to Nepal 27 times to ‘oversee’ the work undertaken and find out from the Management Committee what funding is required for their future projects and to maintain the sustainability of the Clinic.