Thursday 30 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 9, Samvat 2079

Thu 30 Mar 2023

Members from Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury joined forces with the local community in support of this year’s Sport Relief campaign. Well over one hundred runners young and old turned out in force on Sunday 20th March for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile to raise vital funds for this national charity with international reach.

The day was a great success with friends and families joining together to go the extra mile for Sport Relief 2016. Pre-event festivities included face-painting, henna body art, as well as a guided tour around the mandir. The mile was started by Councillor Muhammed Butt, Leader of the Council for Brent, with participants cheered on by the sounds of beating dhol drums and Scottish pipes, uniquely provided by Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Dhol Academy and Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band respectively.

Diyana Versani, who at just 9 months old, was one of the youngest participants, raised £250 with her older sister Vinaya Kerai. Diyana crossed the finish line in true style, having only learnt how to walk last month!

Khushil Rabadia, aged 4, dressed as a fireman to complete his mile and raised an incredible £600 in his first ever sponsored run.