Southall community project leader awarded British Empire Medal

A COMMUNITY project in Southall is celebrating the award of a British Empire Medal for its leading figure.

The work of Daljit Singh Grewal, of Mael Gael, based at Norwood Hall, Norwood Green Road, is recognised in the New Year Honours.

Over the past six years, under Mr Grewal’s stewardship, Mael Gael’s reputation has steadily grown in Ealing and surrounding boroughs.

Its work includes day care for older people, women-only development, youth projects, gardening, health and social events.

A spokesman for Mael Gael said: “Daljit has been at the heart of the COVID-19 response, rapidly establishing partnerships with Ealing Council and community groups.”

Mael Gael established a food bank in Southall and provided a shopping service for those unable to get out. There was also a free meals delivery service.

Mr Grewal said: “I feel very fortunate to be supported by such an enthusiastic and dynamic team. The need for what we do at Mael Gael has never been greater.”

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