WARRINGTON North MP Charlotte Nichols spent a “fantastic morning” with Warrington’s Sikh community as the gurdwara donated its 10,000th meal to NHS staff.
She also met the Dhillon family from Birchwood who raised an incredible £3k for Warrington Food Bank selling curries!
Charlotte said : “It was incredible to see community spirit in action.”
The Sikh community and Gurua Nanak dev ji gurdwara Sikh Temple have been working together and cooking, preparing and delivering the meals for Warrington and Halton Hospital staff on weekend shifts over the past two months during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Every Thursday thanks to the generous donations, which are being coordinated by the temple Trustees, a team embark on a shopping trip for all the ingredients, then begin preparing at 6am on Friday morning. Cooking for up to 6 hours at a time they then batch cook hundreds of meals and package into individual portions ready for collection mid-morning on Saturday and Sunday ready for staff.
The meals are then collected and delivered to the Warrington site where they are distributed across the Lovely Lane and Halton sites.
Meanwhile Kuldeep and Balbir Dhillon amassed an impressive £3,000 for Warrington Foodbank by selling homemade curries to their customers from their Nisa store at Birchwood.
The enterprising couple launched the foodbank fundraiser on their Facebook page in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, inviting customers to place their orders and support the charity effort.
A fantastic morning with Warrington's Sikh community as the gurdwara donates its 10,000th meal to @WHHNHS this weekend, and meeting the Dhillon family from Birchwood who raised an incredible £3k for @WarringtonFB selling curries! Incredible community spirit in action 🙏 pic.twitter.com/AEYHxgW7Pe
— Charlotte Nichols (@charlotte2153) May 30, 2020