EAST Durham people enjoyed a tasty treat, thanks to members from the Gurwara Sikh Temple...
The Peterlee based charity, East Durham Trust, was approached by Doctor Kamal Sidhu, who is an active member of the Gurwara Sikh Temple in Middlesbrough who explained that it would like to donate an array of food during the celebrations of 550 years of Guru Nanak, the religions first Guru and Founder.
Dr Sidhu approached East Durham Trust because he is familiar with the work it does and often refers his patients into various services and activities which it offers.
The Trust is a registered charity with an expressed purpose to promote the regeneration of rural and urban areas of the effects of social and economic decline. It is also a flagship for voluntary and community sector organisations in the area. As well as providing the traditional support to community groups, it is host to the area's Nationally Accredited Volunteer Centre.
A group from the temple visited the trust and, along with donations of food, served more than 30 members of staff, volunteers and people who receive the Trust's services, a freshly cooked vegetable curry meal.
Malcolm Fallow, Chief Executive of East Durham Trust, said: "This was a fantastic gesture and we were delighted to welcome our friends from the Sikh community - anything we can do to support a better understanding of different cultures is a positive step in a society that is often presented as divided."
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