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Sewa Week 2017
With the Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Gurdial Bhamra
Enviromental Project in Elhurmhurst, Roding Valley and Loxford Park, which consisted of Litter Picking and Tree Plantation. In an effort to make Redbridge Cleaner and Greener.



Sewa Week 2016
Enviromental Project in South Ilford
To encourage recycling and caring for the environment, in conjunction with the Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Gurdial Bhamra and Redbridge Council, a Sewa Tree was planted in South Park. "I am very pleased to be planting a Sewa tree in Ilford." said the Mayor."we want to encourage people to take more care of the environment."

Over 70 volunteers aged 8 to 80 picked up litter from inside the park and surrounding area. Some volunteers cleaned a local Community Centre.
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Sewa Week 2015

Over 75,000 people took part in Sewa or self less work around the world on Sunday 4th October.
The Hindu Community of Redbridge got together to deliver over 500kg of non perishable foods to SHP Homeless Unit, York Road, lIford as part of Sewa Day.

"It is important we give back to the disadvantaged in every way. Sewa or self less work is very much part of the hindu culture. We are glad to support the homeless in Redbridge in any way we can." said Bali Bhalla of Ashgrove Road, Goodmayes and representative of Sewa Week Redbridge.

"Sewa Week Redbridge is part of Sewa UK. It is amazing a few of us started Sewa Week 14 years ago and it has ​evolved to be called Sewa Day and has ​grown to now over 75,000 plus people take part in it." said Ravi Bhanot, of Green Lane Ilford and works with Sewa Week Redbridge.

If you would like to help the disadvantaged please email Ravi Bhanot on info@sewaweek.org.uk or phone 02085979039.


Sewa Week 2014

"Thanks for an amazing amount of food, lovely lunch and entertainment" said Thomas Gorombo Project Manager from SHP Homeless Unit, York Road, lIford. "Sewa Week is getting bigger and better by the year."

Thanks for a tremendous Sewa Day 2014 by over 100 volunteers and for donating over 500kg of food to Night Shelter in York Road, llford and a nice hot lunch. The residents enjoyed the entertainment offered by the Art of Living group.


Sewa Week 2013

Volunteers helped feed people from 2 homeless shelters in Redbridge. The homeless were empowered to earn a living, on the day, by washing cars and taught stress relieving techniques such as laughing yoga. The environment was improved through gardening and joy was given through a cultural entertainment evening.

The aim of making a positive difference to someone else’s happiness and prosperity. Join us to make our dream a reality.
Sewa Week 2012

Sewa means to help without expecting a return. It could be time or resources for the benefit of others.
On Sewa Day, around 200 good-hearted people from Redbridge took part in improving the lives of the less fortunate.

Volunteers helped feed people from 2 homeless shelters in Redbridge. The homeless were empowered to earn a living, on the day, by washing cars and taught stress relieving techniques such as laughing yoga. The environment was improved through gardening and joy was given through a cultural entertainment evening.

The aim of making a positive difference to someone else’s happiness and prosperity. Join us to make our dream a reality. Each project organised is based on at least one of the guiding principles below:
Sewa Week 2011

As part of Sewa Week, over 600 people attended free health and well being workshops. The Sewa Week Team joined forces with Univ. Of Manchester Olympic Health Team, Univ. Of East London and Redbridge Mayor’s Charity Committee to make it an even bigger Sewa Week than ever before.

The Sewa Week, or making a difference week through self less work, has been a great success in East London. Prof. Raj Bhandari from Manchester Univ said: “A lot of people walk around not knowing they are suffering from conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Cholesterol and high blood pressure readings remain as high as they did 3 years ago when we last did tests. However high blood sugar has come down to 10% of the people tested.

This shows that people are either taking medication that is controlling their blood glucose levels or people are enjoying better health.  Almost 1 in 5 are still obese however.  It may well be that this is because glucose tests are more easily available now then ever before compared to cholesterol testing. “
We are grateful to the Mayor of Redbridge for making the Town Hall available for this very useful job. All donations went to his charity.

Sewa week started 10 years ago in Ilford and its popularity developed from here to several towns over the years. Last year this developed to National Sewa Day where 5000 people, young and old and of all backgrounds took part. This year the day developed further into International Sewa Day and people in 20 countries took part in the event.

Sewa week is all inclusive and it was great to see people from the Redbridge Assessment Centre (formerly Redbridge Night Shelter) take part in washing cars to help their Centre as well as people from all faiths get together to cook serve and provide entertainment for the these residents.
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