Philanthropy and charity
Philanthropy and Charitable Work
My charitable work – over the years and still continues;
I have supported numerous charities over the years and encouraged staff members to participate and identify a charity to support and give back and give forward;
We have a philosophy to say “Yes” to any charity asking for a donation; as no one gets poor by giving. We actively support numerous charities:
May 2021 – British Asian Trust – donated oxygen cylinders to hospitals to aid the emergency appeal against Covid in India
March 2021 – supported Comic Relief via a financial donation
March 2021 – Bright start scholarship programme for the education of children in India. We chose to support Harmandeep Singh, 15 years of age, as his father is deceased and mother is a Labour worker and this boy aspires for a better life and to study a technical course. As it was Avi and Prab’s 30th milestone birthday, my son and daughter in law, and instead of spending money on celebrations during lockdown, we sent the money for Harmandeep’s education and with the offer to mentor him for his future, and an offer of a better life. The second child we sponsored is Aarti Mishra,15 years of age, who aspires to be a doctor. We chose this student as our payback to all the medical staff who looked after my sister Seema Sharma in her last months before her demise on 29th January 2021. This was done in her loving memory. My nephews Aman and Saahil and niece, Sonika have offered to mentor Aarti and support her in pursuit of her dream in becoming a doctor.
March 2021 – Proudly supported Red Nose Day
December 2020 – Save the Children – we all had our Christmas Jumpers on.
August 2020 – Contributed to Mother Miracle. A charity aimed at ending the cycle of poverty for their students and their families in Rishikesh, India.
June 2020 – supported Make Harrow Smile Fundraiser 2020 in helping small businesses through #PayItForward.
June 2020 – supported “Wells on Wheels” – a charity helping rural areas in India. Women walk 1-2 miles a day, carrying pots of water on their heads. Wells on Wheels enables them to ‘roll’ 5 times the amount of water.
June 2020 – We supported the Harrow Hub at London Community Kitchen located at The Kind Café, The Bridge, Christchurch Avenue, Harrow London.
May 2020 – International Nurses Day. We supported and contributed to the Hillingdon District Nursing and Care Connection Teams ‘virtually’ celebrating the anniversary of Florence Nightingale as well as appreciating the tremendous professionalism and hardworkfrom Nurses during Covid 19.
April 2020, our lockdown projects included providing a food fund in India where we donated money to feed the daily wagers in Delhi. The daily wage workers were stranded in Delhi without work during the lockdown – we supported families during this period to be given food on a weekly basis.
April/May 2020 – During the lockdown many families were struggling on our doorstep so we contributed to Sewa International to feed the homeless in Lockdown Watford
Helping our local community in Eastcote during the pandemic in delivering food supplies to the most vulnerable.
SWAT – In March 2020, we participated with the SWAT – serving community by feeding the homeless in the streets of London. This was the first UK Sikh charity to take Langar/Food to the streets.The first UK Sikh charity to take Langar/Food to the streets.
Legal Bake – The Sethi Partnership Solicitors participated in the Legal Bake by raising dough for justice. All the money raised supports the valuable work of law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the South East.
St Luke’s Hospice, which is the local hospice for Harrow and Brent who care for people whose illnesses are no longer curable, enabling them to achieve the best possible quality of life.
We embarked on Will writing campaigns for Will Aid and Clic Sargent. This is the third time we ran this charity Will writing campaign for Will Aid raising £3365 for the nine charities involved since it joined the scheme. The Will Aid scheme takes place across the country from 1-30 November and supports ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland). This was the first campaign with CLIC Sargent in helping fight for young lives against cancer, making sure families continue to get the support they need when they need it.
Barnados is a British charity established to care for vulnerable children. We sponsored the Spring Fashion Brunch in aid of Barnados.
Legal Walk is a 10km walk, starting at the Royal Courts of Justice and following a route around some of London’s best-known legal landmarks. The money raised support legal charities in London to provide support to thousands of people who otherwise cannot afford lawyers.
Comic Relief is a major UK charity with a vision of a ‘just world’, free from poverty.
MacMillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.
NSPCC – The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.
We provide free advice/ Pro Bono at The Women’s Centre in Harrow and Hillingdon, CAB, and various Temples, Mosques, Churches and Gurdwaras.
Save the Children – On a specific Friday in December, people are encouraged to make the world better with a sweater and raise funds for Save the Children by wearing a Christmas jumper and making a minimum donation of £2.
Pothohar Association UK – planting 5 trees to help the environment.
Cruk Lot; At Cancer Research UK pioneer research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Impact – Working across 11 countries of Africa and Asia, IMPACT takes wide-ranging action to prevent and treat needless disability, to promote health; and as a consequence, reduce poverty.
Salvation Army The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian church and an international charitable organisation.
Lily Foundation Clinic; UK charity dedicated to fighting mitochondrial disease.
Shrimati- To promote the welfare and education of the children of poor widows and orphaned children.
Crisis at Home – Crisis is the UK national charity for homeless people.
Sky Sharma Foundation is a UK based charity which is focusing on ending the stigma and taboo surrounding Mental Health today.
Make it beat Charity
One kind Act- for support of several charities.
World Vision– UK is an international charity devoted to improving the lives of the most vulnerable children.
Gwalier Childrens Charity – to provide health care services to poor and underprivileged children, women and the age.
Mother miracle school – dedicated to serving exceptionally intelligent children from the slums of Rishikesh, India.
Mango Tree project in Goa is a UK registered charity which supports disadvantaged children from slums and similar conditions in Goa regardless of their religion, caste or gender.