Selflessness and generosity are fundamentals of Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism. Whilst millions of British south Asian’s give to a range of charities each and every year, today we are focusing on three particular faith charities that are based here in Britain, doing selfless work to help those in need across the world.
Established in 1999, Khalsa Aid is founded on the Sikh principles of selfless service and universal love. Khalsa Aid has had missions across the world, aiding the victims of natural disasters and wars. They believe in recognising the whole human race as one, a message that was given by Guru Gobind Singh, a Sikh Guru.
Khalsa Aid is currently rounding up supporters to take part in their 7th hike up Snowdon. In 2016, over 500 supporters took part and all had a fantastic time hiking up the mountain and raising donations for Khalsa Aid. Click here to find out more about the Snowdon Hike.
Click here to find out more about Khalsa Aid’s relief missions and to support them in their humanitarian projects.
Sufra NW London
Sufra NW London recently celebrated four years of providing emergency food aid. During this time the community food bank and kitchen have provided food aid to more than 10,000 people.
In 2016, Sufra invited people to take the #FoodParcelChallenge, where people raised sponsorship for living on a typical food parcel those who are in need receive. This challenge helped those who have not suffered poverty understand the struggles of living without enough to eat whilst raising needed funds for Sufra to continue doing their work.
To find out more about Sufra NW London, click here.
Sewa means Service in the ancient language of Sanskrit. Sewa UK is a Hindu faith-based charity with the sole concept of acts of kindness without expectation of reward. The act of Sewa is embedded in Indian traditions and shares the core belief of sacrificing your time and resources for the benefit of others, with both Khalsa Aid and Sufra NW London.
Sewa provides relief and rehabilitation for victims following a disaster, as well as promoting and supporting projects that cater for People with Disabilities. They also run the ‘Charity Through Adventure’ programme, which allows people to raise money for Sewa causes by trekking, hiking and exploring some of the world’s most beautiful places. Click here to find out more about Charity Through Adventure.