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Flood Relief – Curries to Cumbria!

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The north of Britain and Scotland were hit by devastating flooding over the holiday period.  The good news has been the way people have rallied round to assist those most badly affected, effectively rebutting the myth of broken Britain.

Much of the support came from the local community but aid was forthcoming from all over the country. 

Khalsa Aid is just one of the organisations that provided invaluable help to the flood victims.  Based in Slough, just outside London, Khalsa Aid was formed in 1999 as an international non-profit aid and relief organisation.  It is founded on the Sikh principle of selfless service.

The relief Khalsa Aid supplied has been threefold; the provision of an estimated 4,000 sandbags, voluntary manpower to help with the huge clean-up operations and free food in the form of thousands of vegetarian curries. 

Ravi Singh, CEO of the organisation, was quoted in The Guardian saying “these floods have changed people.  It’s been incredibly inspiring to see how people of all backgrounds have come together.”

“There was no twiddling thumbs waiting for the government or authorities to help”, he said, adding that people “rallied round and they got stuck in.  I think the experience will have a long-lasting effect on these communities.”

 From the reactions of the recovering residents, it is clear that Khalsa Aid’s curries were just what was needed!

To sample Indian food at its best in Gloucester, visit Baburchi Cuisine.  Contact them on 01452 300615 or explore indianrestaurantgloucester.co.uk  to view their eat in and take away menus. 

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