The devastation in India
While coronavirus cases are falling in the UK thanks to the successful vaccine roll-outs and lockdowns, other countries have been less fortunate in their attempts at controlling coronavirus.
The recent news highlighted that a huge second coronavirus wave is currently hitting India. The daily covid cases have been continually rising there and has now risen to over 400,000 daily cases being recorded.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has so far decided against calling for a second national lockdown due to his fears that the economic impact would have on the country.
As such, India’s healthcare system has been pushed to the brink where they are unable to cope with the number of patients being brought in. Hospitals everywhere have been running out of hospital beds, testing kits, oxygen, ventilators and more.
Fundraising by the Hindu community in Preston
With the Covid-19 crisis growing day by day in India, the Hindu community in Preston and Lancashire have been fundraising to help the victims of the Indian pandemic.
Preston is home to a sizable Indian community as well as two Hindu temples: Gujarat Hindu Society and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.
The Hindu community in Preston have always been known to be very generous and often do fundraising work for the local community and city.
As recent as October 2020, Preston’s Gujarat Hindu Society donated £7,000 to the Royal Preston Hospital to fund improvements in the Critical Care Unit and Renal Ward.
Donation by Scott Rees to the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir
BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Preston have been constantly fundraising to provide beds, life-saving oxygen, food, masks and more to India. However, the situation in India is deteriorating every day and they need any help that can get.
Ambrish Limbachia has been fundraising for BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha where they cycled 33.8 KM to save lives in India. Although the fundraising event is over, you can still donate to the cause. If you would like to donate to Ambrish Limbachia’s fundraising, you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ambrish-limbachia
Last Saturday, Scott Rees & Co solicitors in Newton-le-Willows donated £2,000 to Ambrish Limbachia’s fundraiser for BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and their cause.
The Managing Partner of Scott Rees, Royston Smith, said: “We’re very sorry to hear about what is happening in India. We would like to send our blessings as well as offer this donation towards making a positive difference to the health crisis in India.”