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Charity walk sees Sikh Union raise £5,000 for University Hospital

Shaun Reynolds 20th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AN ANNUAL charity walk has raised £5,000 for the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) wheelchair appeal.

More than two hundred people took to the streets of Coventry as part of the 31st annual Sikh Union charity walk to raise money for the local cause.

The 15 km walk set off from Sri Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Cross Road, calling in at several places of religious worship on the route through Foleshill and Stoke.

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Coun Lindsley Harvard, and Lady Godiva, Pru Porretta, were joined by Sikh Union chairman and secretary Palvinder Chana and Harbans Gumman to perform the ribbon cutting ceremony to start the walk.

Thanking participants for their fundraising efforts, Sikh Union press officer Bali Panesar, said: “We are delighted that so many people from different communities took part to raise funds for a local appeal, the additional wheelchairs we provide, will benefit patients who find it difficult to walk from the car park to the ward where they receive the care.

“We like to thank everyone who took part and raised a total of five thousand pounds for such a worthy local cause.”

Earlier this year the Sikh Union received a prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Services – the highest honour given to volunteers.

Coventry Lord Mayor, Coun Lindsley Harvard added: “Sikh Union is an excellent organisation and I applaud them for the voluntary work they do here and abroad.

“For them to choose the Wheelchair Appeal for the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire this year will benefit the local community which is a very worthy and deserving cause.”

Based at the Daimler Green Community Centre, the Sikh Union provides a friendly atmosphere for the community to engage in sports, fitness, leisure and social activities – including football, martial arts, Zumba and children’s dance.

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