Bob had the privilege of welcoming His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation and well known teacher and leader in humanitarian projects, to the UK and to receive his blessings during his recent visit to London. He also had the opportunity to hear him speak at the Royal Albert Hall and experience meditation under his guidance.
The KSIMC of London is an Islamic community, which has been based at the centre on Wood Lane in Stanmore for more than 30 years. With around 5,000 members, the centre hosts spiritual, social and community events around-the-year, and has a strong tradition of interfaith and outreach work.Bob was honoured to join KSIMC for their Ramadan “iftar”, a gathering to reiterate the moral duty of those of Muslim faith to share their bounties and blessings with others. He is pictured with the President ...
Bob was very happy to join in with the Society Sunday celebrations held at Stanmore Baptist Church, held in partnership with Belmont Synagogue and the Shia Islamic Centre, in honour of the life and service of HM The Queen on her official 90th birthday. He was asked to explain his particular vision for how faith communities would be working together in the next 10 years and was keen to espouse the importance of interfaith gatherings, like Society Sunday, in creating positive faith-based partnersh...
Three years ago, the tradition of celebrating Mata Kheerbhawani puja iwas started in the UK by the Kashmiri Pandits Cultural Society. The first was organised at Vishwa Hindu Kendra, Southall and the second one, last year was organised at Romford. This year, the Kheerbhawani puja and mela was at the International Sidhashram Centre in Harrow and Bob was delighted to be invited as Guest of Honour.
Bob was invited by William Hill to place a free bet on the Euros at a local shop and to discuss the work of the local team to promote responsible gambling. Unfortunately, Bob's bet wasn't successful with England knocked out of the contest by Iceland.
William Hill employs around 13,000 people across the UK and recently launched its 'Community Commitment' to support staff to volunteer their time for good causes in their home areas.
Bob was pleased to host a packed debate on the EU Referendum specifically geared towards young people, in partnership with Shout Out UK.
Arguing for Remain were David McKenzie, a key campaigner of the NO campaign during the Scottish Referendum and Labour Party Member Kate Stevenson who has been working to increase voting turn-out amongst young people, and arguing for Leave were Kumail Jaffer, a First year PPE undergrad at Warwick and left...
This year marked 10 Years of The Bentley Priory Battle of Britain Trust and Bob was delighted to attend their Gala Dinner in celebration of the milestone. Bob has worked closely with Sir Brian Burridge in securing a £1 million fund with which to upgrade and improve Bentley Priory Museum and to ensure that its educational value is available to as many school age visitors as possible, so he was delighted to attend and to witness the amazing Spitfire TR9s display that was put on for guests.
India’s contribution in World War 1 was the focus of a unique conference held at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.
The inaugural ‘Meeting of the Minds’ Symposium brought together experts from across all sectors who share a common passion for building a shared understanding of the contribution of Indian soldiers in World War 1. The two day symposium concluded with a reception at the Houses of Parliament, which Bob was pleased to host.