Coventry’s Sikhs take to the streets in aid of planting 550 trees

Monday 30th September 2019 09:01 EDT

Coventry’s Sikh community will take to the streets for this year’s Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Charity Walk from 10am on Sunday 6thOctober, in aid of planting 550 native trees and shrubs in Longford Park.

Now in its 34thconsecutive year, the family-friendly charity walk will cover a route of 15km, starting from Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara on Cross Road, Folsehill.

With hundreds of walkers expected to be cascading through the streets of Coventry, refreshments stations will be provided en route, by local churches, including St. Pauls Church, Mandirs and Gurudwaras.

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Linda Bigham will be performing the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the of start the walk, as well as participating in the event herself, along with Lady Godiva, Pru Porretta and Deaconess Sue Fry.

Run by a group of dedicated volunteers, this year’s Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Charity Walk aims to raise funds to plant 550 trees in Longford Park by 12th November to mark the 550th birth-anniversary of the first Sikh Guru and founder of the faith - Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Palvinder Singh Chana, Chairman, Sikh Union Coventry said,“We are immensely proud to be holding the 34th Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Charity Walk through the streets of Coventry. 

“This is an amazing opportunity for anyone committed to help tackle climate change and make a major contribution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for our city.

"Climate change is possibly one of the most serious environmental threats facing our world today.Through His teachings, our first guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, explained that the world we humans create around ourselves is a reflection of our own inner state.”

To take part in the walk or to make a donation visit www.sikhunion.orgRegistration is at 9.00 am; Walk starts at 10.00 am.

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