Wednesday 10 February 2016
Free Newspaper Asian News
The Asian Today Newspaper - Issue 206 Out Now View Issue 206 Online Now!
Register today for all the latest news from The Asian Today.
Where did you hear about us?
Get Your Free Copy of The Asian Today
YOUR FREE ASIAN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER!
Use our store finder to find out where you can pick up your local copy of The Asian Today!
WANT TO ADVERTISE? 
Advertising in The Asian Today  is a great way to promote your business. Contact our advertising team:    
sales@theasiantoday.com
Call:  0121 314 2892


West Midland Safari Park

News - The Asian Today

Updated: 16:10, Tuesday May 15, 2012
        News Feed
Bollywood star set to bring glamour to Diabetes Awareness cause
Sushmita Sen planning trip to Leicester this month
 
BOLLYWOOD superstar and India’s first Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen, will sprinkle stardust over Leicester when she comes to support diabetes charity Silver Star.
The Indian actress has been invited to Leicester by the charity's founder-patron Leicester East MP Keith Vaz who was diagnosed with diabetes 5 years ago.
 In a whirlwind visit she will launch Mr Vaz’s anniversary appeal for Silver Star, which will mark his twenty five years as the Member of Parliament for Leicester East. The appeal is designed to raise funds for further mobile diabetes testing units in Mumbai and the Midlands.
So far Silver Star units have tested 25,000 people in schools, communities, businesses and villages for free resulting in diabetes caught early and many lives and limbs saved.
 Her visit will culminate in the hotly-anticipated launch of Silver Star’s raffle prize, a new Kia Picanto at the Sandicliff Kia’s Red Cube dealership in Leicester.
For just £1, participants will have the chance to take delivery of the £8,000 car in October this year. The unique car will be signed by Ms Sen and by Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan when he visits the city in June.
 Ms Sen will also launch the inaugural Silver Star Fun Run. The fun run will take place on 25th July and will raise awareness of the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle in preventing obesity and linked conditions such as diabetes. Thousands are expected to take part.
Speaking about the visit Keith Vaz MP said: “I am delighted to be marking my 25 years as Leicester East’s representative in Parliament with an appeal for this extremely important cause. Sushmita is the first of a number of special guests who will be visiting Leicester to support the appeal. If only I was aware of what could be done with diet and exercise to prevent diabetes, I might never have developed it. With 850,000 people in the UK living with undiagnosed diabetes, Silver Star’s work is vital.”
 Dr Modhwadia, Chairman of Silver Star added: “It is a privilege for us to have Sushmita give up her valuable time to our worthy cause. It is only through celebrities like her that we are able to remind people of the importance of being tested for diabetes. From its small beginnings in Leicester, the Silver Star operation now spans 3 continents and has tested tens of thousands of people.”

Comments

Latest Stories

Panjab Radio Raises Thousands
Panjab Radio’s 16 hour on air appeal raises £69,821 for charity
Asylum Seeker Paramjeet Singh Saini Detained on Family Holiday
West Midland local detained by Immigration and Border Services while on holiday
Sajid Rashid set to Receive British Empire Medal (BEM)
Sajid Rashid is to a receive a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his services
Alum Rock in Gun Shock
Gun shots heard on Sladefield Road in Alum Rock
HSBC Cuts Ties With Islamic Relief
Banking Giant HSBC has announced it is cutting ties with Islamic Relief
Bringing It Home
Business And Community Leaders From Birmingham Recognised in Honours List
Lack of Ethnic Officers
The West Midlands Police force has been criticized for lack of ethnic officers
Zaf’s Got It In The Bag
Local hero Mohammed Zafran set to receive the British Citizen Award
Birmingham Community Leader Honoured
Abdullah Rehman, founder of Balsall Heath Forum, made MBE in New Year Honours
The Apprentice star Mergim Butaja takes on charity running event
Penny Appeal’s Run For Their Lives Coventry challenge helps those fleeing confli
Auction

More News From The Asian Today


Entertainment

Asian Entertainment - VUE's Manish Gajjar Shares His Film of The Month
13/01/2016
Airlift
Asian Entertainment - Celebrating 50 Years with Comedy Night
13/12/2015
Big Comedy Success
REVIEW: BBC Asian Network Big Comedy Night: Celebrating 50 Years of Asian Programming ...
Asian Entertainment - Action-packed, gritty trailer of Akshay Kumar-Nimrat Kaur starrer released
26/11/2015
‘Airlift’ Teaser Trailer Unveiled
Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the teaser trailer for the Akshay Kumar...
Asian Entertainment - Official trailer features Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra
25/11/2015
Bajirao Mastani Unveiled!
One teaser, two amazing songs and three poster releases later, Bajirao Mastani’s...

Interviews

Asian Interviews - Chairman of Asian Business Chamber of Commerce receives MBE in Honours List 2016
13/01/2016
Nasir Awan
Asian Interviews - Birmingham business owner was honoured in the New Year Honours list with a BEM
13/01/2016
Habib Rehman
Asian Interviews - The esteemed community figure received an MBE in the New Year Honours List 2016
13/01/2016
Aftab Chughtai
Asian Interviews - Chief executive of the Balsall Heath Forum to receive an MBE honours this year
13/01/2016
Abdullah Rehman

News

Asian News - All 4 Youth & Community Set To Deliver Their 100th Youth Engagement Project
18/11/2015
The BIG 100
In January 2016 All 4 Youth & Community are planning to begin the delivery of thei...
Asian News - Man held on suspicion of dangerous driving after pedestrian was struck by car
16/11/2015
Coventry Road Crash
A Birmingham man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a car hit a pede...
Asian News - Hundreds gather in Birmingham to remember terror victims in multi-faith vigil
16/11/2015
Paris Remembered
Birmingham city centre fell under a pall of silence as hundreds from the city poured i...
Asian News - Walsall College fell silent on Wednesday for special Remembrance Parade
13/11/2015
College Parade Honours War Heroes
Walsall College fell silent on Wednesday 11th November as hundreds of Public Services ...

Sport

Asian Sport - – and it’s not even a typo
13/01/2016
1,009 Runs
Asian Sport - Sportsmen and women from across the city honoured at annual awards ceremony
25/11/2015
Wolverhampton Sports Awards 2015
Outstanding contributions by the city's sportsmen and women were recognised at a s...
Asian Sport - Fast-bowler talks about his excitement for the upcoming BPL
23/11/2015
Mohammad Amir Is Back
  Mohammad Amir’s resurrection in the world of cricket seems to have bee...
Asian Sport - Britain's First Asian Professional Golfer Spalding signs to Shehneela Ahmed
06/11/2015
Britain's First Asian Professional Golfer
Britain's First Asian Professional Golfer Daanyal Spalding signs to Shehneela ...