Wolverhampton gurdwara makes donation of food and cash to hospital

Staff at Wolverhampton's New Cross Hospital have taken delivery of generous donations from a city gurdwara.

Representatives of the Guru Ka Niwas Gurdwara pictured with some of the food they donated to New Cross Hospital with Pat McFadden MP and Councillor Jas Dehar
Representatives of the Guru Ka Niwas Gurdwara pictured with some of the food they donated to New Cross Hospital with Pat McFadden MP and Councillor Jas Dehar

Representatives of the Guru Ka Niwas Gurdwara made a visit to the hospital to deliver boxes of food, fruit and vegetables, and soft drinks.

The Gurdwara also presented a cheque to the hospital, with a donation of £610 from the members of the Sikh community.

The donation to the hospital is one of many community services the Guru Ka Niwas Gurdwara has done during the coronavirus pandemic.

It has also run a daily langar kitchen from its base in Parkfields, offering packaged hot food and refreshments to vulnerable and in need people in the community.

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Amrik Singh, president of the Guru Ka Niwas Gurdwara, spoke about what it meant to the gurdwara to be able to help the NHS

He said: "The Sikh community always donates to charity, and we are doing the langar kitchens for the community, so it was good to be able to donate to the NHS today.

"We support the hospital because we are born there and we die there and it's right to pay our respects to the nurses and staff working there.

"Therefore, it's right for us to pay our respects to them directly through the money and the food we provide."

Councillor Jas Dehar, chair of Inter-Faith Wolverhampton, has helped the gurdwara with community work and spoke about what this donation to the NHS meant to her.

She said: "I am just absolutely humbled and overwhelmed by the generosity of our local Sikh community.

"It's just amazing to see the community cohesion coming together and doing something for the NHS."

Amrik Singh said the gurdwara would continue to do charity work in the community throughout the pandemic.

He said: "The Sikh community will always be in the frontline to do charity and make donations with langar, money and other help.

"Anywhere that we are needed, we will be there to help."

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