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Deepak Pathak – Batonbearer and local hero

Deepak Pathak played a key role during the Covid-19 pandemic to make sure the isolated and vulnerable were cared for and fed.

He is the global lead for the Sewa Day Charity and he coordinated an incredible 4,500 volunteers to distribute 17 million meals worth of food to 80 food banks across the country.

Dee also helped more than 40 hospitals with PPE and other items and worked with Age UK to help thousands of isolated older people.

He has also made a great contribution to sport as a personal trainer, and encourages people from to get involved in sport. He has encouraged dozens of people to join sports teams and has trained UK Kabbadi players.

Dee said: “My name was mentioned in Parliament along with the charity work multiple times during the pandemic. It was 70 hours a week at times and all as a volunteer but when the country called, many people just wanted to help.”

Dee, there is no end to your kindness and talent. Dee carried the Baton in Smethwick. Find out more about our incredible day when the Queen’s Baton Relay came to Sandwell!