THE SIKH UNION has chipped in to play its part by donating £1,001 to help complete University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire’s £400,000 Breast Cancer Unit Appeal target.
The donation comes just as work starts on the new Breast Cancer Unit in the City of Coventry Health Centre.
By funding the new breast screening unit, the appeal will ensure an additional 10,000 women will be screened over each three-year screening cycle.
Improved facilities will ensure women living in Coventry will receive their breast cancer diagnosis and treatments quicker – resulting in lives being saved.
Lady Godiva, Pru Porretta, joined Jaswinder Mathura, Bali Pansar and Maninder Kaloti from the Sikh Union to present their donation to Adela Appleby – head of UHCW charity.
Adela said: “The Sikh Union does amazing work.
“We are thrilled that they wanted to get behind the appeal and help us to provide a new breast screening unit in Coventry.”
The Union received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service last month – the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK.
The award recognises the organisation’s work supporting people of all ages in their local community and overseas.
Voluntary work has included to save the Daimler Green community centre in Radford, supporting eye camps in India and bore holes in Kenya as well as their work with UHCW.
To make a donation to the Breast Cancer Unit Appeal, visit www.uhcwcharity.org or contact Adela on 02476 966913.