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Guru Teg Bahadur Gurdwara

21 April 2020

Community Champions
NHS staff who have received support from Guru Teg Bahadur Gurdwara.

The region keeps proving that when the chips are down our communities come together. Nowhere is this truer than in Wolverhampton where the trustees and worshippers from Guru Teg Bahadur Gurdwara in the city raised funds to donate to both The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHBT).

£50,000 was raised to support NHS Staff. The plan is to use the money to buy tablets so that NHS staff can use these to help patients to stay connected with their family and friends who are unable to visit them while they are receiving treatment. The cash will also be used by the Royal Wolverhampton NSH Trust to support staff welfare projects.

The region is full of fantastic examples of good will and people coming together during the coronavirus pandemic.

Trustees and worshippers from the Guru Teg Bahadur Gurdwara donated the cash to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHBT).

The trusts say they plan to use the cash to buy tablets that NHS staff will use to connect Covid-19 patients with family and friends who are unable to visit them during the pandemic.

Staying connected is increasingly important during this period where we are all being asked to keep our distance from each other, particularly the most vulnerable and those with symptoms to protect them and protect each other. Technology however allows us all to stay connected, even when it is absolutely essential be physically apart. That’s why this funding is about more than just buying kit, it maintains the social connections that are so important between groups of people.

It just goes to show that no matter how hard things get, the region comes together, and the communities pull through.