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Generous gifts from staff to support homeless people over Christmas

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Staff across George Eliot Hospital joined forces with local charitable society Midland Langar Seva Society for the fourth year, to provide Christmas cheer and warmth to people less fortunate or homeless in Coventry, Nuneaton and Warwickshire.

George Eliot Hospital handed over hundreds of gifts and boxes of clothing to representatives from the midlands-based charity. Midland Langar Seva Society help the homeless and provide food and hunger relief to those that need really need it. Each gift contained a mixture of winter clothing, treats or toiletry essentials.

A team of staff at the George Eliot Hospital led by Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse Daljit Chohan, Plastic surgery secretaries Surrinder Khera and Ruth Darlaston and supported by the gastroenterology secretaries, organised the collection.

The donations were handed over to the society who will distribute the bags over Christmas.  Midland Langar Seva Society are are planning to hand over gifts to families and homeless people at an event in Nuneaton Town Centre on the 20th December.

The Trust’s Director of Operations, Stephen Collman said: “It was fantastic to see the community spirit and the generosity of our staff come together to support others. It was humbling to see the work of Midland Langar Seva in Coventry and Nuneaton. Thank you to all involved.”

Midland Langar Seva Society who started their charity in Walsall in 2013, have grown substantially over the last five years and now provide support across the country and in India thanks to the generosity of local people.

Langar is the term used in the Sikh religion or in Punjab for a common kitchen or canteen where food is served for free.

Ajitpal Singh from the Midland Langar Seva Society said:” We are so appreciative of organisations like the George Eliot Hospital who are helping to provide food and relief to those that really need it.”

Further information about the Midland Langar Seva Society can be found at https://www.midlandlangarseva.org/

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