Muks Rabadia, member of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury, has been named Community Champion of the Year for Kingsbury, at the awards ceremony at Brent Civic Centre on Thursday 23 November.

Through the inspiration of His Holiness Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, Muks is a huge advocate of blood donation and is actively involved in organising blood drives at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury as well being a 58 time donor himself! To date, these blood donations sessions have seen over 800 new donors, with 2,221 units collected, and as many as 6,300 life-saving blood infusions.

The Mayor and Leader of Brent Council handed out awards which celebrates Brent’s dedicated and hard-working members of the community. On receipt of his award, Muks Rabadia commented “I am honoured to accept this award on behalf of the mandir. It’s with Acharya Swamishree Maharaj’s inspiration that these charitable acts take place. My sincere thanks to Suryankant Jadva for the nomination and hopefully this award helps to raise more awareness about the amazing gift of blood. See you at the next blood donation session!”

If you would like to book an appointment for the next blood donation session on Sunday 25th February 2018, visit (search for NW9 and order by distance).