MAUK’s main plan of action was to check-in regularly on elders in the community and ensure their safety. MAUK directors and volunteers came forward to support the elderly with their shopping and gather any other requirements through friendly chats. We have a dedicated team to call them on a weekly basis and ensure they are ok. Volunteers are also delivering essential items, picking up prescriptions and getting medications, delivering books and magazines and responding to any emergency needs arising as and when.
MAUK was soon listed by the Indian High Commission in London as one of the organisations volunteering to provide services to the Indian community. This lead to numerous emails and calls we received which lead us to widen the services we are providing.
MAUK is not just helping Malayalees but also the wider community. “We are not looking at anyone’s nationality and we don’t ask them who they are. If they approach us we just give it to them”, said a volunteer from MAUK.
At MAUK we are also responding to calls from Indian students and others who are in need of food. For providing the food we are using the premises of a Malayalee restaurant Thattukada in East Ham. MAUK also provided 275 free food kit with basic essentials on Bank Holiday Monday to ensure that no Malayalee locally go hungry on Vishu and Easter.
We also received a voluntary donation of £1100 from people from all walks of life without launching an appeal.
MAUK is also working with the Kerala Loka Sabha unit in the UK in trying to address the issues faced by the Malayalee students in the UK.
MAUK has set up dedicated contacted numbers and Watsapp groups.
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