A candlelight vigil for victims of the Nepal earthquakes will be held this weekend in Hounslow.
People will gather in Church Square, outside Holy Trinity Church, in High Street, Hounslow, on Saturday (May 23), from 7pm-9pm, to remember the many victims of the disaster.
Thousands were killed and many more were left homeless by a devastating quake on April 25, and the country's recovery was set back by a second large earthquake on May 12, which claimed yet more casualties.
Hounslow has a large population of Gurkhas, who hail from Nepal, and many people in the borough have relatives or friends caught up in the tragedy.
Hounslow's deputy mayor Bishnu Gurung, himself a Gurkha, will lead the vigil, which he expects up to 500 people to attend.
"Our hearts go out to those lost or suffering in Nepal and to their friends and families," he said.
"At a local level here in the London Borough of Hounslow we have residents, families who have been frantically calling their family members hoping to get in touch."