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Staff across George Eliot Hospital joined forces with a local charitable society to provide Christmas cheer, food and warmth to homeless people in Warwickshire.

George Eliot Hospital handed over 531 gift bags donated by generous staff to Midland Langar Seva Society representatives last week.  Midland Langar Seva Society help the homeless and provide food and hunger relief to those that need really need it. Langar is the term used in the Sikh religion or in Punjab for a common kitchen or canteen where food is served for free.

Each bag contained a mix of winter clothing, food and toiletries to help local homeless people.

A team of staff at the George Eliot Hospital, led by the Gastroenterology team and Plastic Surgery secretaries, organised the collection and handed the donations over the society, who then distributed the bags over Christmas.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease specialist Nurse, Daljit Chohan said “It was amazing to see people of all faiths come together to help people hit hard over the winter by donating these lovely gift bags.”

Gurdeep Dua from the Midland Langar Seva Society said:” We are overwhelmed and so appreciative of the support from the George Eliot Hospital.

“These bags will give a little bit of luxury and warmth in the night to people hardest hit during the winter and at Christmas.”

Further information about the Midland Langar Seva Society can be found at www.facebook.com/midlandlangarsevasociety

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