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Sikh volunteers deliver meals to Bristol NHS staff

By ellie pipe, Thursday Apr 23, 2020

Members of Bristol’s Sikh community are among the many stepping up to help support NHS staff through the coronavirus crisis.

A group of volunteers donned personal protective equipment and delivered 150 homemade meals to workers at Bristol Royal Infirmary and Southmead Hospital on Wednesday in what they say will now be a weekly donation during the pandemic.

“In these uncertain and stressful times, it’s important to recognise that Bristol communities crucially need each other for support to stabilise us through the pandemic,” explains Dilawer Potiwal, one of the volunteers.

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“The Bristol Sikh community wanted to contribute in our own way, so a group of volunteers prepared and delivered 150 meals to NHS workers, who are on the frontline and need our help to fight back against the outbreak.”

Volunteers prepared and delivered 150 meals on Wednesday

He adds that huge thanks are due to the volunteers Vijay Singh, Mohanjit Singh, Vinod Singh, Mohan Singh, Dilawer Singh, Raspal Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Gyani Ji and Harpreet Kaur.

The volunteers wanted to do their bit to support key workers

The volunteers have received messages of thanks from the hospitals

All photos by Vijay Singh Potiwal 

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