An appeal for funds to help the survivors of the earthquake in Nepal has been launched by South West-based Chartman, one of the Forecourt Trader Top 50 Indies.

Chartman director Clive Sheppard has contacted the group’s nine forecourts saying: "In the past we have teamed up most successfully to raise much-needed funds when natural disasters have struck around the world, and I would ask you to once again put out collection boxes for people to donate. Please act now, and let’s try and make a difference together."