Updated: Thursday, 23rd November 2017 @ 10:19am

Two Sikhs, Three Peaks… Manchester Grammar School cousins take on Welsh mountains for refugee charity

Two Sikhs, Three Peaks… Manchester Grammar School cousins take on Welsh mountains for refugee charity

| By Josh Steele

Two Mancunian cousins will take on the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge in aid of refugees this October.

Marvy Nerwan, 17, and Hukam Nerwan, 16, will cover an eye-watering 27.4 kilometres over the course of a gruelling 24 hours on Oct. 22.

The Nerwan boys will climb Wales’ highest peak – Mount Snowdon – before going on to tackle Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan the following day.

The cousins from Altrincham are both students at The Manchester Grammar School and have been raising money for Khalsa Aid, an organisation that provides help to war torn nations such as Iraq and Syria.

The duo are hoping that the soaring Welsh peaks will be matched by the donations they receive, having set a target of £5000.

“We chose Khalsa Aid because it’s a hugely admirable and commendable organisation,” they told MM.

“We want to help support the thousands of refugees who are facing everyday struggles and fear for their lives.

“It’s really important for us to help those who suffer from evils in this world, and those who are not as fortunate as everyone else.”

Marvy and Hukam are founding members of the MGS Sikh Society, a group initially set up to make young Sikhs feel at home at the school, but which now incorporates members from a variety of religions and backgrounds.

The Nerwans cite their involvement with the society as a key factor behind their decision to work with Khalsa Aid.

“One of the society’s main purposes is to give to charity. Charity is hugely emphasised in Sikhi, which we refer to as Dashwandh,” they said.

Khalsa Aid is a non-profit organisation that supplies water and food to refugees, and provides safe havens for those at risk of persecution.

Anyone wishing to donate to Marvy and Nerwan’s cause should visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/SikhiSociety