22-year-old cooks at the temple and fundraises for the vulnerable

Monday 15th June 2020 09:20 EDT

A 22-year-old boy has raised over £1000 and has been cooking meals at the Slough Temple to support the NHS staff and vulnerable from the aftermath of Covid-19 pandemic.

Neil Shonchhatra of Major Estates Harrow has been assisted in conducting these charitable acts despite suffering from his own vulnerabilities. Sustaining a knee injury owing to a torn ligament means that his mother has been driving Neil around during cycles of cooking hot meals, their distribution and fundraising money for the NHS.

Neil initially started this drive after gathering that his friend Shivani Patel was in need of food at the King’s College Hospital. He began collecting money from within their office where he raised nearly a £1000. Other colleagues later stepped up to the mantle and supported him with further donations in providing for over 3000 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for different NHS Hospitals.

They were able to donate PPE to hospitals inundated with cases of Covid-19 such as the Northwick Park, Royal Brompton, Luton, St Marks Hospital, Sheppard's Bush Medical Centre, Sheet Street Medical Centre, Bridgewater Surgery among others.

Over the upcoming weeks he has proposed donating 600 pieces of PPE to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel and Kings College Hospital in Denmark Hill which will be distributed amongst their Trusts as well.

Besides monetary help, Neil has also been successful in providing hot meals to these hospitals with aid from Pizza Hut, bottled water and snacks and warm beverages. Additionally, he has been regularly visiting the Slough Temple to cook for the vulnerable and NHS.

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