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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to all of your incredible efforts, we raised
- Through 3152 donors
- Through 680 teams & individuals who raised funds for the event
We look forward to seeing you again for next years hike!