Sikh Cousins from the Manchester Grammar School are preparing to take on the gruelling Welsh Three Peaks Challenge to help refugees in war-torn countries…. reports Asian Lite News
Marvy Nerwan, 17, and his cousin, Hukam Nerwan, 16, set up the first Sikh Society in The Manchester Grammar School’s 500-year history last year. Initially set up to help young Sikhs feel at home, the Society is open to all boys at the School and the society’s members are drawn from many different religions and backgrounds, helping to create a strong sense of community between them.
The cousins, from Altrincham, have also been raising money for charity and next month they will walk the 17m (27.4km) Welsh Three Peaks Challenge in just 24 hours to raise money for Khalsa Aid.
Khalsa Aid is a non-profit organisation that mainly helps out in war-torn areas such as Syria and Iraq. They give clean water and food to refugees and provide safe havens for those at risk of persecution.
As the boys explained: “One of the society’s main purposes is to give to charity. Charity is hugely emphasised in Sikhi, which we refer to as Daswandh.
“We chose Khalsa Aid because it’s a hugely admirable and commendable organisation. We want to help support the thousands of refugees who are facing everyday struggles and fear for their lives.
“It’s really important to us to help those suffer from evils in this world, and those who are not as fortunate as everyone else.”
The boys will firstly climb Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales, before tackling Cadair Idris and then Pen y Fan on the second day. Not content with the challenge of tackling the three peaks, the cousins have also set themselves the ambitious challenge of raising at least £5,000.
They will start their challenge on 22 October 2016, and anyone wishing to donate should visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/SikhiSociety. If you would like to know more about the Society itself, visit http://www.sikhisociety.com