Llamau would like to extend a big thank you to the Guru Nanak Sikh Community for their wonderful donation to young people supported by Llamau in Swansea.

The Guru Nanak Sikh Community were concerned about how vulnerable young people local to them were managing during the Coronavirus pandemic. They decided to help by donating a generous sum of money; ensuring young people living in Llamau’s supported accommodations remain as safe and healthy as possible.

The donation has helped us purchase additional PPE and cleaning products, ensuring high standards of hygiene levels are be maintained. Alongside these essential resources, the donation has allowed us to purchase sports equipment such as punch bags, kettle bells and an exercise bike. Equipment like this offers young people struggling with the effects of isolation a release, whilst engaging them in exercise that encourages positive physical and mental wellbeing.

The kind donation has also allowed us to purchase 25 tablets to help young people continue their education through this difficult time. As well as providing light entertainment, it also acts as a way for them to keep in touch with friends and family during this period of separation.

Swansea Project Manager, Eleri Griffiths said

“We’re so grateful to Mr Singh and the Guru Nanak Sikh Community for their kind donation. Their help has stretched a long way and really made a difference to the young people we’re currently supporting through this hard time.

“We’ve been able to buy so many things that tap into different interests, even the communal activities like additional movie nights and treats like pizza and popcorn have helped so much.”

Mr Singh said

"Sikhism is based on a fundamental principle of helping the poor and the needy. Core to the practice of all Sikhs is SEWA which is selfless service without recognition or reward.

"It is because of these important pillars of our faith that we delighted to support Llamau and help homeless people in Swansea. We all here at Guru Nanak Sikh Community Centre Swansea commend Llamau enthusiastically for the good work they are doing."

We would like to thank all the members of the Guru Nanak Sikh Community in Swansea for their generous donation, which has had a huge impact on the young people we support.