On Thursday 13th November 2008, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Pipe Band received the Black and Asian Achievement Award for the work carried out for the local and international communities.

The award ceremony was held at the Mercure Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa. Special guests included the Mayor of Bolton Cllr Anthony Connell. Other guests included representatives from faith groups; Business Link, The Home and Communities Agency; Learning Skills Council; The Academy for Sustainable Community Homes; Greater Manchester Police; Bolton Community Homes and Bolton at Home.

A raffle was held with the funds raised split between the Mayor's Charity and the Children In Need Appeal.