Spalding Man Helps Relief Effort In Nepal

27 April 2015, 06:55 | Updated: 27 April 2015, 06:57

A man from Spalding is one of a team on their way to Nepal, to help after thousands died in Saturday's earthquake.

British volunteers, including a man from Spalding, traveling to Nepal have spoken of their eagerness to begin rescue work in the country following a devastating earthquake.

A team from Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (SARAID) flew out from London last night.

The group assembled with a welter of specialist equipment at Heathrow Airport as they prepared to join the international aid effort after the deadly quake.

Adam Turner, 21, from Spalding will be on his first deployment with the charity and will have his 22nd birthday during their two-week operation.

He said his family are ``understandably anxious''.

``I'm going into the unknown almost but they are understanding that it's something that I'm passionate about.''

He admitted feeling ``slightly nervous'' but expressed confidence in their training, adding: ``I'm eager to get out there and hopefully make a difference and help some people. ''

He said the team were driven by ``a passion to help people''.

``People are less fortunate than us and don't have the same infrastructure so having the opportunity to go and help them in any way is a really great opportunity.''

Adam said they expected to find ``a lot of destruction'' and a large number of people displaced or trapped.