Di­wali do­na­tion de­light

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

TESCO Ex­tra in Yead­ing has marked the fes­ti­val of Di­wali with a do­na­tion to the Gur­d­wara Sikh Tem­ple in Hilling­don.

Tesco’s Yead­ing Ex­tra pro­vided more than £1,000 worth of food rang­ing from bas­mati rice, sun­flower oil and cha­p­atti flour, which the tem­ple will do­nate to help feed those in need this Di­wali.

Gur­d­wara Sikh Tem­ple has been part of Hilling­don for over 20 years and work with lo­cal Hindu, Jain and Sikh char­i­ties in the area to pro­vide vi­tal sup­port for some of the com­mu­nity’s most vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple. PIELD Heath House School will hold their char­ity Christ­mas Fayre on Tues­day De­cem­ber 15.

The Fayre will be from 11am to 3pm and will fea­ture a raf­fle, face paint­ing and stalls sell­ing fes­tive treats, gifts, toys and other goods.

There will also be a

Ol­lie Farmer, a Tesco bor­ough cham­pion, said: “We’re de­lighted to have do­nated food to the Gur­d­wara in Hilling­don and hope it will go to­wards sup­port­ing those in need this Di­wali.”

The food was do­nated to the Tem­ple on Mon­day by a Tesco dot­com van, which had been spe­cially de­signed by 12-year-old Vani Kailas as part of a Di­wali com­pe­ti­tion the re­tailer held for chil­dren across Lon­don. Vani also re­ceived £200 for her fam­ily to spend on their Di­wali fes­tiv­i­ties and two run­ners up, Niva Thakrar and Ipsa An­sari, re­ceived £100 and £50. prize draw offering a chance to win a £100 voucher for a meal at Foxlow Restau­rants, a lux­ury Christ­mas ham­per, or a gi­ant teddy bear.

Visit www.pield­heath school.org.uk/ fundrais­ing/ to learn more about the school’s char­ity fundrais­ing.

n PRIZE: Tesco dot­com van com­pe­ti­tion win­ner, Vani Kailas, pic­tured with run­ners up Niva Thakrar and Ipsa An­sari

Photo by S Saunders

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