As part of the ongoing Shatabdi (Centenary) of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, Shree Swaminarayan Temple London has formed a partnership with the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity. Through a host of joint activities, the Temple aims to raise in excess of £50k in funds for the charities.
On 30th September 2006, fourteen members of the Temple congregation took part in a thrilling 110ft abseil descent down a building in London. Through sponsorship, the participants are on target to raise over £3500 in funds.
Through the inspiration of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree, the participants, most of whom had never taken part in such a challenging event, completed the descent succesfully. This event was particularly important to many of the participants, who had lost loved ones to cancer and had received help and support from the dedicated Marie Curie Cancer Care nurses. This further encouraged them to put aside their fears to raise as much for both
organisations that have support them.
"It was daunting coming off the platform at the top but I really enjoyed abseiling down - the whole experience was very rewarding and thrilling. I would recommend anybody to have a go - especially as we have made a difference to people's lives!!!"
"I have just lost a loved one to cancer. I took part in this event in memory of my loved one, and to say 'Thank You' to God, the Marie Curie nurses and our family and friends at the Temple who were all there to support us when ever we need them. Thank you everyone."