On Saturday 16th September, the sixth annual Livindians Charity Badminton tournament took place to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) at Xcite, Craigswood.
Many thanks to all the participants, volunteers and sponsors for this successful event. Livindians have successfully conducted Badminton Tournaments six times with enthusiastic participation from the community and it is a very competitive tournament accompanied by tasty Indian food and a grand raffle with exciting prizes.
Thank you to all players, supporters and volunteers who attended the event, including chief guests:
- Shri Bijay Selvaraj, Consulate General of India, Scotland
- Ms. Angela Constance, MSP, Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs – Scotland
- Carolyn Young, President, Badminton Scotland
- Kathryn Dalglish, West Lothian Sport Development Officer & West Lothian JABS club
- Craig Calder, Livingston Badminton Club President
Special thanks to Xcite, Craigswood & West Lothian Leisure for their continued support year after year to conduct the event on their premises.
Background on Livindians
The Livindians are a group of people belonging to Indian ancestry who live in and around Livingston. Many Asian communities in Scotland are keen on playing badminton and one such community in Livingston is using their passion for the sport to provide wider benefits to the community.
Badminton is the most popular sport in Asia and is the fastest racket sport in the world, providing a great work out that is easy to play whatever age you are.
In Asia, many people play at professional level but even more play to keep active or to meet friends. This tournament is a great example of a community coming together to combine all the best qualities of our sport and to raise money for a great cause.
British Heart Foundation Charity
BHF has already helped halve the number of people dying from heart and circulatory disease in the UK but sadly everyday hundreds of people still lose their lives.
Thanks to the support from Livindians, BHF can create new treatments and discover new cures. £24 could pay for two hours research by an early career scientist and every penny helps.
Funds raised to date: £7,736 (2022), £7,515 (2019), £1,899 (2018), £1,933 (2017), £425 (2016).
If you missed the event or would like to donate, please give what you can to contribute and consolidate the overall funding.
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