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Diwali charity receives Foundation support

The Richardson Brothers Foundation has made a significant contribution to the annual 'Diwali Basket Brigade' event organised by The Diwali Foundation.

Now in its 6th year, the Diwali Basket Brigade is a voluntary initiative that provides food hampers to vulnerable and socially deprived families from all faiths and backgrounds, around the celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Light that is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains & Buddhists.

The families have been nominated by local charities and community-based organisations and identified as those most in need, struggling to feed themselves and their children.

A total of 4,250 food hampers were funded by the initiative this year, providing sufficient food and essentials to create over 50,000 meals for families, based in Birmingham, Leicester, London and Manchester.

The hampers were packed and delivered by volunteers and charity partners in early November, ahead of Diwali celebrations that took place on the12th November.

Diwali Basket Brigade founder, Deepak Parekh said:

“Diwali is a time of celebration and happiness. Unfortunately, there are many families in our local communities who have little to cheer about, struggle to make ends meet and feel rejected.
Diwali Basket Brigade is our effort to support and spread the message of Diwali - the message of hope, happiness and giving.”

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The Diwali Basket Brigade has received support from the Richardson Brothers Foundation and works closely with St Basils and the Mayor of the West Midlands amongst other groups

Diwali Basket Brigade volunteers preparing food hampers for distribution


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