Sikh Union Coventry

Charity walk 2010


It was such a pleasure to see so many people taking part in the Guru Teg Bahadur ji charity walk. The participant’s ages varied from about one to ninety nine. The charity walk started from Singh Sabha Gurdwara at 10am after the Granthi (priest) had recited the ardas. The ribbon cutting ceremony was preformed by the famous ninety nine year old, sikh marathon runner Sardar Fawja Singh to whom we are very grateful.

This year is very special to Sikh Union as we celebrate our 40th anniversary (1970 – 2010). This year we introduced two routes at the request of the participants for the charity walk, 5km and 15km which proved very successful. The Gurdwaras and Mandirs enroute were very accommodating and served everybody with hot and cold drinks, lots of pakoras, lovely gelebes, and chocolates just to mention a few. We like to thank everyone who contributed towards making this event, yet again a major success. Sikh Union Club gives recognition to all the individuals who worked so hard to make this charity walk a success and convey our thanks to all. We also acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of the fund raising participants and their sponsors.

The walk is organised by Sikh Union Club in conjunction with Coventry City Council, West Midlands Police and the Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Coventry. The Charities to benefit this year are Eye Camp in Punjab, British Heart Foundation, Pingalwara in Amritsar, Coventry Kidney Fund, Coventry Myton Hospice and the Sikh Union Youth Academy.

Here are photographs taken on the day by Gursharan Singh Bansal of Just Right photography. He can be contacted on 07970 692 991.ENJOY.