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£259,645raised of £270,000 target by 2221 supporters

Weʼre raising £270,000 to help and support the family of Bhai Jagraj Singh - who recently lost his battle with cancer.

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London, United Kingdom
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In memory

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On the 20th July 2017, our dearest brother and friend, Jagraj Singh, lost his fight against cancer, aged 38.

A few weeks on from Jagraj’s passing, we’re left to assess the huge hole he’s left within the wider community but also in his immediate family, his wife Sukhmani Kaur, and their 3 young children, one of whom was just 6 weeks old when Jagraj passed away.

Unfortunately, Jagraj Singh didn’t have life insurance cover against terminal illnesses. Given the large reduction in the family’s income, we, as close friends of the family have set up a fundraising page to help Sukhmani Kaur pay off the family's mortgage and finance the children’s long term education. We invite everyone who was inspired by Jagraj Singh to contribute, however small or large.

As an Oxford graduate and former British Army officer, Jagraj Singh spent the last 5 years pursuing a life long passion spreading the wisdom and philosophy of the Sikh teachings. In a very short space of time he reached a truly global audience via the Basics of Sikhi YouTube channel, travelled the world challenging people to make positive changes to their own lives and wider communities and bringing many people together for the greater good of humanity. He was awarded the prestigious Points of Light award from Prime Minister Theresa May for outstanding contribution within his community, and received a personal letter from the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

This work was only made possible by the way Jagraj and Sukhmani worked as a team. Sukhmani was instrumental in helping set up the Everythings13 charity and continues to play a vital role in the charity’s day to day management. In parallel to working on the original design, logos and website for the organisation, she developed and continues to create kids games and activity books (www.MightyKhalsa.com), and set up the toddler group (Kiddie Sangat) which now has 4 branches in the UK and many more in India.

Jagraj Singh initially undertook this work out of selfless service (seva) without any personal monetary gain. He and Sukhmani agreed he give up his successful career in the city to work on the charity fulltime, approaching the wider community for funding. He simply asked that if people saw the value of the charity’s work, they support him to fund a basic salary of £27,000 per annum to cover the cost of his mortgage and provide for a basic lifestyle for his young family.

We hope the financial support raised through family, friends and wider community will enable Sukhmani Kaur to continue her vital role in the charity and community projects that Jagraj and her worked on together, while allowing her to raise her young family as a single parent.

Please note, this is the only fundraising effort with the approval of Sukhmani Kaur. It has been organised by friends of Jagraj Singh and Sukhmani Kaur and is not connected to Everythings13 or any other affiliated organisation.

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    • Saira Mirza

      Saira Mirza

      Dec 18, 2017

      £10.00

    • Sanjit Dulai

      Sanjit Dulai

      Dec 18, 2017

      £150.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 17, 2017

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 17, 2017

      Waheguru ji

      £30.00

    • Melody Lu

      Melody Lu

      Dec 17, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 16, 2017

      It was a very big loss for the community. Wahe Guru Ji bless his soul and give strength to the family to live with his faith.We hope for somebody to take over and convey Gurbani as Vir Jagraj Singh

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 16, 2017

      Deg teg fateh

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