At the arrival of winter, Mal Assi didn’t hesitate to volunteer as a winter champion to help get important health messages out into her local community. Building on her existing voluntary work at her local gurdwara (Sikh place of worship), Mal used winter champion training to serve the community where she is a member.
Mal said: “I already volunteer at my local gurdwara, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Hounslow, and wanted to offer winter health messages at the weekly wellbeing stall that is held there every Sunday. The stall provides information on various health conditions and is run by a team of volunteers. I wanted to make sure that members of my community knew what to do to stay well this winter, including having the flu vaccination. I have done a few shifts with the team already and will continue to provide winter health advice over the next couple of months.”