For Sarinder Sangha

For Sarinder Sangha

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[p]I’m running the London Marathon 2021 in support of Brain Research UK and in memory of my brother-in-law Sarinder Pal Singh Sangha, who sadly passed away in April 2020 at the age of 59 after being diagnosed with a Glioblastoma multiforme brain tumour.[/p][p]Sarinder was a very caring and gentle man who loved life, his family and his work.[/p][p]He was a family man; he gave so much of himself to his son and daughter, his wife, his mum and brothers, and wider family. He has left so many amazing memories of moments that were shared. In his last year he met his first grandchild Dayaal, who will feel his presence spiritually as she grows up.[/p][p]He was an academic who worked at Bourneville College and was known to his students and colleagues as ‘The Knowledge’ due to his wide variety of subject interests, such as philosophy, politics, psychology and many more. He was extremely kind, calm, and rational and if he could help someone, the sacrifice to himself never mattered, he loved to see others flourish.[/p][p]The last year of his life was very hard on him and his family, but he never gave up, having an operation to remove the first tumour, following recommended diets and carrying out research and reading up on how he could manage and control the glioblastoma. He found peace through his religion, meditation, and spiritual beliefs. In the last months of his life he wrote an article about Sikhism, a symbol of his spirituality and intellect. He wanted to do a PhD, and this was going to be his first article.[/p][p]Sarinder never complicated his life with materialism, always stating, “you come with nothing and you go with nothing” because if you can take anything with you, it is what you have learnt. He has left us all with his memories and while he is no longer with us physically, we are reminded of him every day in everything we do. He gave us the aspiration to continue learning and to live our lives to be kind-hearted, loving, and carefree, just as he was.[/p][p]In running this marathon, I am running for Sarinder, knowing that he ran three marathons himself. I’m running to raise awareness and to raise funds to help accelerate the progress of research into this terrible disease. I’m running for those who have suffered, for our family and those families where brain disease has brought sadness to their lives. The more awareness and research that is carried out, the quicker cures can be found, and our loved ones can live better and longer.[/p][p]Thank you for all your support.[/p][p]Melissa xx[/p][p][br][/p]
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Oct 3, 2021

Susan Leech

well done Melissa


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 2, 2021

Paula Rob Bluebell and Bobbie xxxx

So very proud of you for all your hard work and training Melisssa. You’ve got this, We look forward to cheering you on along the way 😘


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Oct 2, 2021

Jack Lowe

Good luck Melissa , your going to smash it !! X Jack , Clive , Sharon and Liam


Oct 1, 2021

Karrie Mundell

Good luck Melissa but with all that training, you won't need luck - enjoy it! Well done, it's a fantastic way to honour your brother-in-law! xx


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Sep 28, 2021

Trisha Brown

I’m so sorry to hear about your brother Jaz. What an amazing thing Melissa is doing , please wish her luck xx


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 23, 2021

Duncan and Lili


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 17, 2021

Neil Brown

Good luck Melissa! x


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 16, 2021

Bal Rani Jashan and Jauvan

Good Luck Melissa, Love Bal, Rani, Jashan and Jauvan xx


plus £250.00 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2021



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Sep 13, 2021

Michelle and Ed Lewis

Go Melissa! A worthy cause. Much love, Michelle and Ed xx


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