'We aren’t safe, until we are all safe'

Cycle relay participants at Neasden Temple helped raise £600,000 for BAPs covid relief in India

Cycle relay at Neasden Temple helped raise £600,000 for BAPs Covid relief in India - Credit: Himesh Dhorajiwala

The past 14 months have been really hard for everyone.

Over the last few weeks we have witnessed the most heart wrenching images from India – a country now in the midst of another coronavirus wave, bigger than any seen before.

I have spoken with dozens of residents in Alperton and across Wembley who have been personally impacted by this latest surge in cases.

My thoughts and wishes are with those who have lost loved ones and who are rightly concerned about family and friends in India.

Cllr Anton Georgiou, Liberal Democrat

Cllr Anton Georgiou, Liberal Democrat - Credit: Cllr Anton Georgiou

Whilst in the UK we are moving towards the further lifting of restrictions, the situation in India and now the emergence of the new variant in our community, gives us pause for thought.

We have come such a long way, however, the need to continue practicing safety guidance is crucial. This is the only way we will return to some sort of normality.

It is also important that we do all we can to support India at this incredibly difficult time.

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I encourage anyone who can to consider contributing to some of the very worthy charitable fundraising appeals. They aim to assist in getting required medical equipment and support to those on the front line right now, battling to save lives.

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is how fragile life can be. This virus doesn’t discriminate or stop at borders, it is global and we need a global approach to beat it. We aren’t safe, until we are all safe and we can all play our part to help others.

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