Date of release: 22 June 2020
Worshippers from a Hindu temple in Wolverhampton have kindly donated £10,000 to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust following a collection during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Shree Krishan Mandir Hindu temple on Penn Road in Penn Fields have collected the donations from their congregation in less than two months following an appeal to their members.
Picture showing handover of the donation, from left Bhupinder Sharda (assistant secretary), Prem Nathburi (treasurer), Satyapal Sharma (general secretary), Sue Rawlings (chair of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity) and Satish Sabherwal (vice-president)
Satyapal Sharma, General Secretary of the temple and a worshipper there for 35 years, said: “With what is going on now with COVID-19 we wanted to do all we can to help our local hospitals and the community and we wanted as many people to contribute as possible. Unfortunately, because of the coronavirus and social distancing, we haven’t been able to reach as many people as we would have liked, but we hope this gesture can go towards helping as many staff as possible.
“We started a fundraising campaign as responsible and committed citizens of this country to help the NHS to fight against COVID-19. In this campaign, the Hindu community along with other communities have come forward wholeheartedly with the contributions. We deeply appreciate our NHS for the excellent, commendable and noble work they are doing.”
Joining Satyapal Sharma in handing over the donation were fellow Shree Krishan Mandir Board members Satish Sabherwal, the Vice-President, Prem Nath Puri, the Treasurer and Bhupinder Sharda, the Assistant Secretary. Mohan Lal Sharma, the President, was unable to attend.
Sue Rawlings, Chair of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity, and Non-Executive Director of The Trust, said: “We are delighted and extremely grateful for the support and kind donation that has been made by the temple. It will benefit all staff.”
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