A Charity has benefited from the support of the area's Sikh Community in its fight against poverty. East Durham Trust welcomed representatives of the Sikh Temple to a special event in Peterlee aimed at raising cultural awareness and celebrating diversity.
The event saw staff, volunteers and beneficiaries of the Trust's services enjoy food prepared by members of the Gurdwara, in Thornaby, and youngsters from the temple gave a talk on Sikhism covering issues such as customs , traditions and festivals.
The assembled guests, which numbered around 30, were also given talks by Easington's MP Grahame Morris and the Police.
The Trust's Chief Executive Malcolm Fallow said: "It was great to see so many people attend. We have a commitment to breaking down barriers and bringing people together from different backgrounds and cultures in a spirit of friendliness and cooperation."
GP Dr Kamal Sidhu, who helped organise the vent, said: "It was a great opportunity to showcase diversity, especially at these challenging times of increasing diverseness within society."
East Durham Trust provides a range of services for vulnerable people with many facing disadvantage and poverty. Its services include a food bank and providing advice on welfare, benefits and pathways out of debt.
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