Boost for children’s charity

VOLUNTEERS set off on a 10k challenge from the famous temple to raise money for children, writes Sejal Kapadia. The 2,332 large group set off from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, also known as Neasden temple, in Brentfield Road, Neasden, to raise thousands

VOLUNTEERS set off on a 10k challenge from the famous temple to raise money for children, writes Sejal Kapadia.

The 2,332 large group set off from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, also known as Neasden temple, in Brentfield Road, Neasden, to raise thousands of pounds for charities, pictured.

The event was held by BAPS in conjunction with Barnardo's, a leading UK children's charity, and brought participants together ageing from three to 90-years-old.

Popular television actress Nina Wadia attended the event, as did Brent Mayor, Jim O'Sullivan.


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Alongside the two circuits around King Edward VII Park in Wembley, were bouncy castles, refreshments and snacks proving it a fun day out for the family.

Kamlesh Patel, lead volunteer for BAPS Charities, said: "We were thrilled to have put on such a fun-filled day for such a worthy cause.

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"BAPS Charities shares Barnardo's vision of believing in children, so naturally we were delighted to be able to help raise funds for the children's charity."

The event was held on April 18.

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