Walkathon in Aid of Local Good Causes

Report by Rajendra Mistry

On Friday 9th June Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (Rugby & Coventry), in association with Sewa International UK held their 3rd annual SEWA-WALKATHON event at the picturesque setting of Draycote Waters reservoir near Rugby.

The event is growing and this year family members of all ages took part in an evening of walking the 5 mile perimeter walkway around the reservoir, followed by picnic and a sampling of home made Indian cuisine and then playing of various games to end the evening.

The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all and the event helped raise over £600 for the chosen local charity Walsgrave Hospital Kidney Patients’ Association (WHKPA) and also over £100 for the Coventry Sewa Shakti Project (a lunch club for Asian Elderly Men & Women).

In the picture, some of the participants who took part in the walk present a cheque for £655 to C. Meyrick (Treasurer of WHKPA) and Mahendra Patel (Fund-raiser for WHKPA) both of whom have received kidney transplants many years ago.

During the presentation they raised awareness of their work and more importantly encouraged more people amongst the ethnic communities to become Kidney donors.

We would like to thank all the participants for taking part in the Sewa Walkathon and raising money for a worthwhile cause.