Every year, a kind-hearted Flower Lane volunteer hosts and funds an annual Diwali celebration for staff and service users.

Winner of last year’s  ‘Contribution to the Service’ award at The Barnet Group Customer Awards, Manjula Morar (pictured front centre in blue), has been hosting the Flower Lane Diwali lunch since 2013.

Manjula, who volunteers at Flower Lane and her local hospital, is very modest about her valued contribution: “It’s the least I can do to help people. A friend said to me there are 7 days in a week – there is no harm in doing what you can to help other people for more than one day a week.”

And, very much in the true spirit of Diwali, staff and service users at Flower Lane enjoyed a lovely afternoon of togetherness over some delicious Indian food.

Happy Diwali to all celebrating it this month.