Thousands descend on Neasden Temple for 10K charity fundraiser

Neasden Temple hosted a 10K challenge to raise funds for charity

Neasden Temple hosted a 10K challenge to raise funds for charity - Credit: Archant

More than 1,500 people of all ages descended on Neasden Temple to join the BAPS Annual 10K Challenge.

The race kicked off from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, in Brentfield Road, just after 10am on Sunday.

While supporting BAPS’ national charity partner Carers UK, the funds raised will also go towards the Hindu group’s educational, community and spiritual activities for children, youths, families and the elderly.

Participant Vandan Patel, 11, said: “It’s really fun to walk and race with my friends and help to raise money for charity. Helping other people is something we learn at the Mandir every week so this is our chance to do it.”

Jay Patel, a lead volunteer, said: “Caring for the elderly is an important service which His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj encourages. A special thank you to all the members of the local community who have come out today in support of the event.”

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