Samaj Karam donates £1000 to CRCB
On 27th February Samaj Karam, a group of Hindu musicians, donated £1,000 to Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind, money it raised from singing blessings.
The group sings in places of worship and at people’s homes, often overnight, to mark significant life events and festivals. It regularly donates the money it receives to good causes. Its donation to Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind will be used to support us as we expand.
Ganesh Dutt, one of the founder members, said: “The name of our group, Samaj Karam means ‘Helping Society’ and that’s what we’ve been doing ever since we founded the group in 1999. We have raised a lot of money for the Lord Mayor’s charities over the years, as well as to support people following the typhoon in the Philippines, the Warwickshire Air Ambulance and the Uganda Eye Care Appeal.”
Rosie Brady, co-founder and trustee of Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind, said: “We are so grateful to Ganesh and his colleagues for this generous donation. We are just about to buy our premises and we have important plans to grow so that we can support more people with visual impairments in the city.”
She continued: “We don’t get any public funding for our work, so donations such as this are a lifeline for us. We are deeply touched to be the recipients of kindness from individuals and groups such as Samaj Karam and we thank them all.”
Thank you once again, Samaj Karam, from everyone at CRCB!