It was a working Saturday. Yet, close to 40 members of Young Sikh Association (Singapore) came forward to help in the Sikh Welfare Council fundraising effort on 28 February 2004. It was indeed a heart-warming gesture by these members, giving their time to help those in need.

The Sikh Welfare Council was set up in 1995 to “provide social, spiritual and financial support to needy Sikh families and Sikhs”. Its key activities include counselling and rehabilitation of Sikhs just out of prison and drug addicts, assistance (including financial)and counseling to bereaved families, as well as family support and hospital visits. YSA and the NUS Sikh Society were tasked to manage the fundraising efforts in the west of Singapore. The island wide collection saw YSA and NUS Sikh Society members combing the streets of Commonwealth, Bouna Vista, Clementi, Lake Side, Chinese Garden and Jurong East.

It was a long day. However, that did not deter the fundraisers in their noble cause of helping the less fortunate in the Sikh community.

Well done everyone!

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