Preston Sikh Sewa Society UK has raised £600 to help in the battle against coronavirus.Advertisement
The funds have been split equally between Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity and Khalsa Aid, a non-profit organisation that distributes aid to vulnerable people.
PSSS UK is well known in Preston for feeding and clothing the city’s homeless through its weekly Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Langar Sewa (free kitchen).
With this event suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, volunteers – known as Sewadars – wanted to continue to help and decided to start the fundraising campaign.
A spokesperson for Preston Sikh Sewa Society said: “Both the NHS and Khalsa Aid are doing a tremendous job in helping the people affected by Covid-19 with medical treatment and providing aid to the vulnerable.
“We would like to humbly thank them for delivering a fantastic service throughout the pandemic.
“PSSS UK would also like to thank all their supporters that have helped raise £600, which has been shared among the above organisations.”
Roya Armstrong, who received the cheque on behalf of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity, said: “Thank you for your very kind gesture to raise funds for our charity here at Lancashire Teachings NHS Foundation Trust.
“It really does mean a lot to us and we are so thankful for your support.
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During lockdown, PSSS UK has also been supporting the community by arranging meals for UCLan students and distributing food items for Here for Humanity.
The weekly Langar Sewa will continue as soon as the government guidelines change. More updates and information can be found on the PSSS UK website.
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