A condolence meeting was held for Chhotubhai Pattni, patron of Gujarat Hindu Society-Preston. Over 100 members attended to pay their respect and also meet the immediate family and offer them comfort. Rohitbhai expressed his thankyou to GHS for organising this condolence meeting in memory of his late father Chottubhai Pattni.
At critical time when the society was struggling to raise funds to complete the refurbishment, Chhotubhai gave a donation of £501 and signed a blank cheque to be used in emergency.
Since that day Chhotubhai has been an inspiration for the society. A barrister by profession, he helped many Hindu organisations with writing of their constitutions. He took a lead in helping Sanatan Sewa Mandal Dwarka. This organisation had started with nil assets and 2 children led by Swami Keshwanandji. Today Sanatan Sewa Mandal has a school and gives education to 1000 children.
Chhotubhai was a philanthropist and played a key role during the redevelopment of the GHS Community centre/temple in 1996/2000.