Over £20,000 has been raised by the local community so far to provide essential medical supplies for the town of Govindpur in India including a brand new ambulance, 20,000 face masks and 2 oxygen generators as well as food supplies.

The fundraiser was started by local business owner Nagendra Prasad of Kanya in Northwich in April this year with his younger brother ‘Munna’ who sadly lost his life to Covid serving his community during their relief efforts. 

Despite this tragedy, Nagendra remains committed to honour his brothers memory with a renewed determination to make a difference to their home town which has suffered from a shortage of basic supplies and PPR during the crisis. 

Nagendra said, of the fundraising efforts: “Munna died doing what he loved, helping his community and making a difference to the lives of his neighbours during a difficult time where resources are extremely limited. I am proud to carry on the work that we started together and I am overwhelmed with the generosity of everyone who has donated to this important cause. I want to thank everyone that’s helped us to make a difference from the bottom of my heart”.

In order to make sure that all money raised would help the community directly, the two brothers made sure that supplies were purchased and distributed themselves in Govundpur and surrounding areas. 

Unfortunately, due to travel restrictions Nagendra was unable to pay tribute to his brother in May with their family but remains more committed than ever to continuing their hard work, with a monthly donation from his restaurants Kanya and sister restaurant K2H in Sandbach until it is no longer required.

Supporting the campaign, Northwich BID manager Adam Gerrard said: “Nagendra has always put his heart and soul into helping the people of Northwich when we’ve needed it most, closing down his restaurant during the floods to help people first hand and raising money for important local causes. It’s about right that we help give something back to his home community however we can.”

The crowdfunding campaign is ongoing with a goal of raising a further £10,000 towards PPE and oxygen for Govindpur, you can donate through their JustGiving page: