The MP for Warrington South Andy Carter has praised the work of the Sikh community at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Latchford who have prepared over 20,000 meals for hospital staff in Warrington.
Since the start of the pandemic, volunteers at the town’s Sikh temple have cooked free meals for NHS staff on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus. Every Thursday, thanks to generous donations, which are being co-ordinated by the temple’s trustees, a team embark on a shopping trip for ingredients before they start preparing the meals at 6am the following day.
Cooking for up to six hours at a time they then batch cook hundreds of meals and package it into individual portions, ready for collection mid-morning on Saturdays and Sundays for staff to enjoy.
Andy Carter and Steven McGuirk, the chair of Warrington Hospital Trust presented a photo board created by nurses and doctors at the hospital to mark the incredible act of kindness.
Speaking about the milestone, Andy said:
It was a real privilege to meet members of Warrington’s Sikh community over the weekend at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Latchford. The volume of meals cooked up each week has been incredible, supporting our front line workers with some tasty Sikh classics!
Whilst the pandemic has been incredibly challenging for so many, it’s also shown the best of our communities, with so many giving their time, knowledge and skills to help one another. I want to thank those at the Nanak Gurdwara again for their support and hospitality for the community.
If you would like to help or make a donation to hospital staff or patients, call the community hub on 662666 or e-mail WHH.Charity@nhs.net.
Furthermore, the Sikh temple has asked anyone in the community in need of food to call 418208.