Northampton Punjabi community raise record breaking amount for charity
Northampton Punjabi Association held their sixth charity event on 31 October 2015 raising over £4800 for charity.
The Halloween themed party was a success with guests who attended from various communities to share the community spirit in coming together for a good cause. Fancy dress was enjoyed by adults and children who took part in the Halloween festivities.
Northampton Punjabi Association began in 2013 and was founded by father and daughter, Pummie and Amrit Matharu.
“We started NPA as a way to bring people together.”
“Northampton is a small town with a tight knit Punjabi community. We wanted to bring like-minded people together, not only from the Punjabi community but be able to integrate all communities together. And if by doing that we can help make a difference to people in need, I think that is a beautiful thing.” – Amrit Matharu, co-founder of Northampton Punjabi Community.
MP David Mackintosh for Northamptonshire South commented “I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be tonight than celebrating Halloween with you all but also to celebrate the great causes we are here for.”
Amongst MP David Mackintosh was MP Michael Ellis for Northamptonshire North, Councillor Phil Larrat and Colonel John Royale.
On the night NPA presented Rainbows Children’s
Hospice, Alzheimer’s Society, Teddies for Loving Care, Sikh Union Coventry and Chirag Training Centre with cheques to support their continued efforts of charity they provide for vulnerable people.
NPA have organically grown over the past three years as a small organisation to one that is recognised by businesses such as Thomas Cook who donated a raffle prize of two flights to the Gran Canaries, as wells as Barclays sponsoring NPA with £1000.