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UK based Punjabi society raises £4,500 for British charity

A UK-based Punjabi Society has raised £4,500 ($7325) at an auction during a charity dinner for a voluntary organisation tackling street crime.

india Updated: Sep 20, 2009 12:37 IST

A UK-based Punjabi Society has raised £4,500 ($7325) at an auction during a charity dinner for a voluntary organisation tackling street crime.

Paul Riat, President of the Buck's Punjabi Society and Global President of Punjabi Circle International said that the amount would be donated to Thames Valley Crimestoppers.

Thames Valley Crime Stoppers is engaged in its fight against ever increasing crime around Buckinghamshire, Riat said.

Dominic Grieve, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, patron of the organisation, and Lord Sheikh were prominent among those present.

Riat said Buck's Punjabi Society International forwarded a cheque for £10,130 ($16,490) raised through a charity ball last year to Grieve which he presented to Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust.

The Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust, launched in June 1999, provides a life saving service for the Thames Valley area covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and north Hampshire.