Sikh Union Coventry

Charity walk 2011


The Guru Teg Bahadur ji charity walk started from Guru Nanak Prakash Gurdwara at 10am after the Granthi (priest) had recited the ardas. The ribbon cutting ceremony was preformed by Bhai Ajit Singh from Huddersfield who is also a member of Sikhs in the City – a running team that started about 10 years ago when Fauja Singh (who is now 100) started running to raise the profile of Sikhs in a wider context. They have taken part in races all over the world. They recently completed the annual relay race in Edinburgh. Our combined age was 340 years. Please refer to this link for his profile

The lord Mayor of Coventry Councillor Keiran Mulhall was also present and collectively preformed the ribbon cutting ceremony with Bhai Ajit Singh. 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 was instrumental in 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, Water Aid Project in Kenya, British Heart Foundation, 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.