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Nepal earthquake: Temple in Neasden launches fundraising mission for victims

PUBLISHED: 12:59 27 April 2015 | UPDATED: 13:40 27 April 2015

Worshippers at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir are collecting money to help victims of the earthquake in Nepal

Worshippers at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir are collecting money to help victims of the earthquake in Nepal

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A temple in Neasden has launched a charity drive to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal.

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Brentfield Road, is urging all communities to lend their support to the rescue and relief mission by donating through the BAPS Charities website.

Worshippers at the Hindu mandir, which is known locally as Neasden Temple, held prayers to the victims at a special service held on Saturday.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck an area of central Nepal on Saturday, while a 6.7 magnitude quake was felt less than 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu.

The devastating events have claimed more than 3,000, lives and 5.3 million people are living in areas hit by severe shaking.

Yogesh Patel, volunteer for BAPS Charities, said: “The people of Nepal have suffered unimaginable trauma due to this disaster. At times like this, it’s more important than ever for people to come together and help those less fortunate – which is why we are urging those who can to donate funds via this trusted source to support rescue missions, and help the area and those affected to rebuild their lives.”

To make a donation visit bapscharities.org/uk/nepalearthquake.


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