A charity walk has been organised by the combined efforts of the Lotus Trust and ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor to raise funds for needy Ukrainian refugees.
The Lotus Trust started this campaign two months ago and has managed to initially serve thousands of warm vegetarian meals to refugees coming out of Ukraine into neighbouring countries including Hungary, Poland and Romania. They have even funded food deliveries into Ukraine itself.
Subsequently it was identified that the main need of the people in Ukraine was the unavailability of the raw food material. The Lotus trust has managed to arrange deliveries of raw material up to between 2000 to 5000 kilogrammes of raw material including rice, pulses, tomato tins and other food material to the heart of Ukraine itself through various routes on a weekly basis.
The walk will begin at 9:00 AM on Sunday 24th April 2022 from the Krishna Avanti Primary School on Camrose Avenue in Edgware in north London, and reach Bhaktivedanta Manor in Aldenham near Watford by about 12 noon. The route is 6 miles long and there will be 200 – 250 walkers altogether. Rajesh Agrawal, the Deputy Mayor of London for Business, will be present and offers his whole-hearted support.
Participants of all ages have stepped forward to support the cause, ranging from three year-olds to grandparents, including walkers in their 80s.
The funds collected from this effort will continue the supply of the raw material taken into the heart of Ukraine into various cities like Kiev and Kharkiv etc where food is cooked on a daily basis and then delivered to underground stations and for people in need. This has resulted in massive appreciation from the Ukraine citizens who are greatly suffering.
Dr Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman of the Lotus Trust, expresses gratitude to all the individuals who have come out to render their support the cause.
For more information, contact Mr Alpesh Patel: 07956907653