Volunteers from the Gujarat Hindu Society have raised £7,000 for the Royal Preston hospital during lockdown.

Each year, the Preston based society organises a fundraising program by bringing devotional singers together and raise funds for a local charity. 

Due to Covid-19, this year's event took place on Zoom with limited devotees at the South Meadow Lane temple and other singers joining digitally. 

The society was supported by Leeds Garba group who joined via Zoom link. 

The programme took place in June and within hours  £4000 was pledged.  More funds were collected and representatives from the Royal Preston hospital’s renal unit and critical care were presented the cheque for  £7000. 

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The President of the society, Dashrathbhai Nayee said, "In spite of the Lockdown, the society continued the fundraising activity on Zoom. We thank all the members of the society for showing their generosity during a testing time, and raising £7000 towards buying equipment for the hospital's renal unit and critical care unit."

Roya Armstrong from the hospital said, "We appreciate the community's effort. The funds will be well used towards necessary equipment in each of the departments."