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    City Sikhs take hospice appeal in their stride
    Dec 13 2006




    MEMBERS of Coventry's Sikh community have donated more than £1,000 to various city charities.

    The Coventry Myton Hospice Appeal and Tiverton School, in Rowington Close, Coundon, which teaches children with learning difficulties, each received £500 and The Coventry Telegraph and Mercia FM Snowball Appeal received £200.

    The cash was raised through the Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji charity walk, an annual event organised by members of Coventry's Sikh community that took place on November 19.

    More than 200 people took part in the walk, which started from Ramgarhia Gurdwara in Foleshill Road and followed a 17 kilometre route between the city's Hindu Mandirs, Sikh Gurdwaras, before finishing at Coventry Cathedral.
    The charity walk commemorates the martyrdom of the Sikhs' ninth guru, Shree Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.

    Other charities that benefited from the charity walk were Diabetes UK and the British Lung Foundation, which each received more than £500.

    The money raised was presented to representatives from each organisation at the Sikh Union Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday night.

    Bali Panesar, events coordinator for the Sikh Union, a city-based sports charity, said: "We were really thrilled with the money raised. Children as young as five took part and parents turned up with their pushchairs.

    "The dance was a very good event with an excellent turnout."

    The charity walk is organised in conjunction with Coventry City Council, West Midlands Police and the Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Coventry.



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