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05 Jan 2023

UK International Student Welfare Project

Our International Student Welfare Project will be providing knowledge, information and support so that those studying in the UK, and their dependents, will feel more integrated into the community and can access any help they require. International students provide valuable resources for companies and this project will aim to reduce any obstacles to their success.

Khalsa Aid International will facilitate a range of events aimed at covering the needs of International Students. Over recent times, we have received reports ranging from loneliness and lack of community to exploitation and grooming. We hope that by giving the students more information about life in the UK and enabling them to make connections with others in a similar position, they can avoid some of the difficulties others have faced.

We are finding that female students are at greater risk of loneliness and exploitation and therefore, in need of more support. For this reason, our first event will be a social gathering for female students so they can build a network within the community.

Following on from this we will have events across the UK, for all students, male and female, to provide information that will help the students with their day-to-day lives and their safety, as well as help them plan for the future. The speakers will come from a range of fields, such as police, lawyers, visa specialists, mental health experts and student services. The information they receive will enable the students to get the help they need from the correct places and reduce the risk of exploitation.

Each attendee must have an individual ticket. There is no charge for the tickets, but they are necessary for administration purposes.

Choose the event you wish to attend from the list below to book your ticket. We will be adding more events in locations around the UK soon so keep an eye on Khalsa Aid International’s social media for updates.

Please be aware that Khalsa Aid International will not be able to provide financial assistance but can give information to help find further help in the community.

For further information please email uk.studentsupport@khlasaaid.org



05 Jan 2023

Supporting NHS

Khalsa Aid is committed to providing assistance and support to those in need, especially during times of crisis. That is why we were deeply concerned to hear about the unbearable pressure on the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, which is expected to continue until Easter. As reported by the British Medical Association, waiting times for Accident & Emergency (A&E) in England are now at their highest level since records began, with over 4 million people waiting more than 4 hours for treatment.

In response to this crisis, Khalsa Aid has been delivering refreshing snacks and drinks to A&E departments across numerous London hospitals on a daily basis since 22nd December 2022. We wanted to do our part to help ease the distress caused to both patients and staff, who are working under extremely challenging circumstances.

Our CEO, Ravinder Singh, had this to say about the programme: "If your A&E department needs our support during this hectic and chaotic period, please reach out to us. We are happy to support our frontline workers and those patients who are waiting hours to be treated. Our NHS staff are the real heroes."

We were humbled to receive tremendous positive feedback within a few days of the programme launching. An example below is from Lucy Tebbit, a healthcare worker at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, who said, "We are so very grateful. I have experienced you all coming round and I know both the staff and patients have been very grateful. We are working in very challenging times and your generosity has made days a little easier. Thank you." This was one of many wonderful messages we received from both staff and patients.

Many of the patients our volunteers have spoken to have been waiting for up to nine hours and have not had any food or drink in that time, either because the cafes are closed, the hospital vending machine is not working or out of stock, or they are simply afraid to miss their turn in the waiting list.

We are committed to continuing our efforts to support the NHS and its dedicated staff as they work to provide essential care to those in need.

If you know of an A&E department that could use our support, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at info@khalsaaid.org.

16 Dec 2022

Jalandhar families lose their homes

Khalsa Aid volunteers are on the ground in Jalandhar, Punjab (India) providing emergency food, shelter and warm clothing to at least 50 families who have sadly had their homes demolished.

On Sunday 9th December 2022, following a court ruling, the houses of families who had been settled in the Latifpura area since the partition of India in 1947 were made homeless. Unfortunately, the local government and agencies had failed to provide any alternative accommodation or other arrangements for these families before the demolition. The Latifpura area developed into a site similar to a refugee camp, with young children and the elderly left to stand in the harsh winter conditions without their belongings and no washroom facilities.

After hearing these heartbreaking reports, our volunteers from Khalsa Aid India attended the site with vital supplies such as warm clothing, tents, mattresses, temporary washrooms and langar (hot meals) and will continue providing assistance until alternative accommodation is identified for the families.

These families after suffering the horrors of the partition in 1947, were never allocated any land and settled in Latifpura. Now 75 years later, their future generations have been made homeless. We have written to the Chief Minister of Punjab to express our grave concerns and hope this issue can be resolved immediately. All of our thoughts and prayers are with the families in Latifpura.

27 Sep 2022

Annual Dinner 2022

We recently hosted our annual dinner, where we were able to provide our key donors, volunteers and partners with updates on our global aid projects. We are very grateful to all our guests who travelled far and wide to attend our event and continue supporting the life-changing relief work that Khalsa Aid provides. Each of you has played an essential role in helping Khalsa Aid on its mission to serve humanity and we are thankful that we were able to gather together to reflect on our progress.

Global Chapters
We were privileged that the Khalsa Aid country leaders for Canada, USA, India and Australia joined us in person to provide updates on their key projects, and we were also able to hear from our country leader in Iraq via video link. Khalsa Aid is a truly global charity and we will continue to grow our teams across all regions.

Raffle
A big thank you to everyone who participated in our raffle and we hope you enjoy the prizes. We were overwhelmed by our guests’ generosity and managed to raise over £8,000, all of which will be used to support our on-going relief programmes. We would also like to thank our supporters and local businesses who donated a tremendous amount of high quality raffle gifts.

Entertainment
Firstly, we extend our gratitude to the MC on the night, Sukhi Bart, for hosting the event and keeping us entertained. Thank you to Déjà Vu Events and Booth Kings Limited for helping create an engaging atmosphere for our guests. In addition, our guests were blown away by the captivating musical performances from Harsimran Kaur & Ranvir Singh, Amrit Kaur Lohia and the Grewal Twins.

We would also like to thank the NHS England Blood & Transplant Organ Donation Ambassadors for attending and helping raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.

Lastly, we express our utmost gratitude to the Radisson Blu Edwardian, London. The hotel management team has consistently created magical nights for us throughout the years and has once again exceeded expectations. The management’s generosity has allowed Khalsa Aid to connect with our supporters for the first time since the Covid pandemic, for which we are highly appreciative.

31 Aug 2022

Pakistan Floods

Thank you for all of your generous donations. As of 1st December 2022, we have now officially closed our Pakistan Floods Relief Appeal. To date, we have raised a total of £142,259.53 (1220 donations), which has been spent directly on emergency aid on the ground for those impacted by the floods. For updates on our continued work in Pakistan, please follow our social media channels.


Flash floods have displaced over 33 million people, leaving one-third of Pakistan underwater.

On Sunday 28th August 2022 an emergency was declared in Pakistan as severe monsoon flooding displaced around 33 million people while leaving 1,100 people dead. The UN has described the flooding as a 'monsoon on steroids' and initial reports indicate that approximately one third of the country is currently underwater.

Around one million homes have been damaged by the floods which have affected at least 110 districts across Pakistan. The Pakistani Prime Minister has described the floods as "probably the worst in the history of Pakistan".

Khalsa Aid International has mobilised teams on the ground to carry out assessments of the needs of the victims of the floods. We have teams spread across numerous provinces who will be providing temporary accommodation, Langar (hot meals), medical supplies, sanitary items, and food packs.

We also have teams working around the clock with local and international suppliers to secure vital aid supplies. Please continue to follow our social media channels for live updates of the situation on the ground and how you can assist our relief efforts.

21 Jul 2022

10th Annual Snowdon Hike

After two years of the pandemic, we couldn’t wait to get started on our 10th Annual Snowdon hike! We wanted to make this event special as we knew our donors were eager to get back out again and raise funds for a good cause with their family and friends. We had wonderful weather making it a perfect day for a hike and some ice cream! Fundraisers from up and down the United Kingdom took part. It was wonderful to see teams, individuals, friends, parents and children participating this year. We are truly grateful to everyone involved from our staff, our volunteers and all the incredible hikers. A special thanks to our top fundraising teams and individuals. You all did fantastic!

Thanks to all of your incredible efforts, we raised
  • £128.3K
  • Through 3152 donors
  • Through 680 teams & individuals who raised funds for the event

We look forward to seeing you again for next years hike!
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