Coronavirus Sikh Support

On the 17th January 2021, given the ongoing Lockdown 3.0 in England, the local community, South London Sikh Youth, Guru Nanak Seva, and Gurdwara Sahib Woolwich, are once again cooking Langar (free blessed meals) for anyone who needs it. We understand that there are members of our local community who are either shielding, or staying at home and protecting themselves and their families.

If you need access to either Food, Groceries, Medication, or friendly chat, please get in touch using the Yellow “Sign up for Hot Meals” button below. We look forward to hearing from you.

During this time of the Coronavirus Pandemic which is affecting people the world over, the South London Sikh Youth Sevadar team and volunteers, are assisting Gurdwara Sahib Woolwich with seva to ensure that the Gurdwara remains open, and can continue to provide Langar (blessed food) to those who need it. We are eternally grateful to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji for blessing us with the opportunity to serve, and thank each and every volunteer who has come forward and stepped up to help!

We need more volunteers to help steward / make langar / serve langar at the Gurdwara.

Please sign up using the Volunteer Registration button to register your interest in helping out and taking part in this much needed seva opportunity.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HELP PROVIDED DURING LOCKDOWN 1

Below is information on the previous seva which was run to serve langar to anyone who was unable to leave the house, or who did not have easy access to food (eg NHS institions) during the First Lockdown in England.

With Vaheguru ji’s blessings, local volunteers from South London Sikh Youth and GND Street Seva joined forces to provide support for the elderly and vulnerable who are self isolating due to the Covid 19 Pandemic (aka Coronavirus Pandemic). Areas covered included Dartford, Bexley, Lewisham, Woolwich and Greenwich.

Our volunteers delivered free hot meals, pick up/drop off medications and essential shopping to individuals in high risk categories who were in isolation. #SupportOurCommunity #Langar

We were also blessed to provide hot meals to staff at NHS institutions, and were supported by our local Gurdwara and over 100 volunteers.

Please note that the external langar service is now closed, with admin team and volunteers assisting in service of sangat and visitors at the local Gurdwara. Please refer to the above Statement of Close.

If you would like to donate towards this effort, please note that Donations are currently closed. Please volunteer your time by signing up, and get involved with your time instead.

We are thankful to Gurdwara Sahib Woolwich for allowing us to use their Basement Hall, Kitchen and Car Park for this seva, and the countless sevadars who have already donated their time and effort to make this seva run seamlessly. We have also been supported by sevadars from many different locations, including Ramgarhia Sikh Association and Guru Nanak Darbar Erith, and we hope that Maharaj continues to bless us all with the opportunity to serve langar to those who need it, wherever and whenever. We are also thankful to Greenwich Council for providing us with much needed Personal Protection Equipment that will keep our volunteers safe while serving. #DhanGuruNanak

Please feel free to get in touch either using the contact information on the posters, or email covid19@slsy.uk.

Please continue to refer to the Government’s website on Covid-19 for latest information and directives for the general public.