June 2016: Mr. APS Chawla and Mr. Gurdeep Singh have been visiting various Gurdwaras includes visited Ealing, Southall, New Southgate, Barking, Leamington Spa Warwick in which they are given 10-15 minutes on stage. They inform the Sangat of their activities in India especially Punjab. We also have a table outside the Gurdwara and distribute our leaflets. At Southall Singh Sabha Mr. APS Chawla was given a Siropa by the committee.
Roko Cancer the non-for-profit charity champion in Cancer Awareness and Early Detection all over India and worldwide took part in London 10K marathon. Roko Cancer initiated the vast project in 2005 India, to create Cancer Awareness and Early Detection in order to help people suffering from Cancer in Punjab. Roko Cancer Team includes our trustee’s, donors, Management, supporters, took part in London 10K marathon to create Cancer Awareness. They affirmed that donations from London 10K marathon will be used for Cancer camps in Punjab State. Roko Cancer Chairman Mr. APS Chawla in his statement emphasized on the charity’s commitment in Punjab State and acknowledged all the participants who took part in London 10K marathon. Several NRI’s settled in UK reinforced their continuous support for the charity and showed their commitment towards the Roko Cancer initiatives. In the coming months more Cancer Early Awareness and Detection Camps are being sponsored by NRI’s worldwide.
People donated generously in this occasion and donations are still pouring in.
Sadda Superstore London Sadda Superstore gave a generous donation to Roko Cancer. Sadda Superstore is an all time supporter of Roko Cancer project in Punjab. The store presented a cheque to the Chairman APS Chawla, and Director Finance Nikita Chawla. Suderland Gurdwara Sunderland Gurdwara, has been very supportive of Roko Cancer project in India. The Chairman was invited to collect a donation from them. Roko Cancer thanks them for their support. Guru Nanak Universal, Southhall, London In a special ceremony for his services for his worldwide, Mr. APS Chawla was honored by Guru Nanak Universal, Southhall, London. This was in appreciation for his contribution towards the Early Cancer Detection & Awareness campaign. Dr. Alam and Mr. Virender Sharma (MP) congratulated and honored Mr. APS Chawla in a gathering in Southhall. Roko Chairman visit to Canada The Chairman addressed his supporters in 04 Gurdwaras in Toronto and 05 Gurdwaras in Vancouver. His visit was covered by Newspapers and he was invited to participate in Television Programs discussions. On behalf of Roko Cancer the chairman thanked all the NRI’s for supporting Roko Cancer towards it’s awareness and early detection campaign in their villages in Punjab. The Chairman appreciated their generous support towards the “Adopt Your Village Campaign”. Chairman’s visit to Italy Our Chairman also visited Italy to address all the Adopt Your Village supporters there and appealed for their continuous support in Punjab. He visited the Gurdwaras in Barchi, and Venezia Italy. Donation cheque from Northampton Punjabi Association received by Rani Saundh on behalf of Roko Cancer Campaign. New Public Relations Director in UK The trustees have decided to appoint and replace K.S Dhaliwal by Shivcharan Jaggi Kussa as Director-Public Relations in London. We welcome him into the Roko Family.
ROKO CANCER: CHAMPIONS OF DIVERSITY
Whether you celebrate Eid or Easter, Roko Cancer is a charity which is open to all. Our ethos is to serve the vulnerable regardless of faith, gender or cultural background. It is why our Adopt Your Village Cancer Detection Camps in India are completely free to the poor, elderly and destitute who rely on them as a lifeline. If you would like to know more, please visit the main website.
WORKING WITH COUNCILS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Roko Cancer hosted a stall at the Enfield Town Show which was a huge success and which allowed the charity to present to council representatives, residents and local businesses on the work that we do and why. The event was designed to celebrate the borough’s multicultural diversity and in doing so created an event which was vibrant, colourful and great fun!
ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO SPREAD THE WORD
Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have allowed us to reach a much younger audience. In encouraging young people to spread the word, it is our aim that the message of lifestyle changes, prevention and early detection will be part and parcel of daily life. To this end, Roko Cancer was invited to Middlesex University’s Bazaar where we had an information stall displaying our work and its results. The event raised £400 for Roko Cancer from a cake and jewellery sale.
As Bangadeshi women form part of our key target audiences, Melas are essential for us and there’s none bigger or better than the Mela in Leicester. Over 1,000 people attended which meant our staff generated a phenomenal level of interest.
MPs HELP ROKO CANCER SAY HEARTFELT “THANK YOU” TO SUPPORTERS
To celebrate the charity’s 14 years of service, a supporters’ Afternoon Tea, covered by Zee TV and other media, was held at the House of Commons and attended by guests including Sir Tony Baldry MP, Baroness Sandeep Verma, Lord Billimoria and Stephen Timms MP who kindly hosted. Roko Cancer’s chairman APS Chawla had a chance to thank donors personally and gift momentos in recognition of their kindness.
TOP PHOTOGRAPHER’S COMMEMORATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S WEEK
Lesley J Saunders, who is Asian Photography’s regular columnist, exhibited her photographs of ‘The Real Women of India’ at The Nehru Centre in London’s Audley Street during March 2011 to celebrate the 100th International Women’s Week. Proceeds from her exhibition went directly to Roko Cancer, a charity she has generously given her time to. Other VIP guests included Lord Sheikh of Cornill who kindly opened the ceremony.
SECRETARY OF STATE VINCE CABLE CELEBRATES ROKO CANCER
We were thrilled to have Dr Vince Cable as a guest for a fundraising dinner at the Radisson Blu Portman hotel in London W1. The evening was kindly supported by Quest Diagnostics, Barclays Bank and other corporate sponsors. Other guests included Lord and Lady Sheikh, MPs Stephen Timms and Keith Vaz, cancer specialist Dr Trevor Powells and dignitaries from diverse communities. The evening was a huge success and raised an astounding £30,000. Said Dr Cable: “I am pleased with what Roko Cancer is doing for ethnic communities in Britain and India by launching its mobile cancer screening units.” MPs’ DINING CLUB SUPPORTS ROKO CANCER Led by Keith Vaz MP and supported by over 100 cross-party MPs, the Tiffin Club was set-up for parliamentarians to raise money for their chosen Charity of the Year. Roko Cancer had the honour of launching the initiative and became the Tiffin Club’s inagural cause to support. The initiative was designed to celebrate Asian Cuisine and in doing so raise awareness in the community of the need for cancer protection. The concept caught the imagination and was named after the ‘tiffin’ which is a popular way of carrying one’s lunch. Below, APS Chawla is seen carrying the tiffins at the launch. For more up-to-date news, follow us on Twitter @LONDONRoko or visit our Facebook page. To speak with a member of the London team, ring 020 7791 7509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org