Punjabi Milap Group pay tribute to late founder

Punjabi Milap Group pay tribute to late founder

James Preston

Punjabi Milap Group pay tribute to late founder
Satpal Soomal

A support group for Asian ladies in the Maidenhead area is hoping to honour and continue the dedicated work of its founder after she passed away.

The Punjabi Milap Group was set up Satpal Soomal in 2012 to provide a service to help ladies overcome isolation and provide a wealth of activities to make friends and improve health and wellbeing.

Satpal worked tirelessly to arrange a widespread programme of events, including swimming, gatherings and days out, earning recognition at the Royal Borough's Volunteer Awards last year.

She passed away suddenly from a heart condition on January 20, aged 65.

The mother-of-three, who lived in Allenby Road, moved to Maidenhead from Southampton in 2001.

She ran several businesses during her career, and worked at Cookham Dean Post Office, in Bigfrith Lane, fighting to keep it from closing in 2009.

After retiring, she remained active in the community, working closely with the Sikh temple in Rutland Road.

Daughter Win Dulai said: "Wherever she was she would get involved in the community.

"She wouldn't shy away."

A statement from the Punjabi Milap Group said it is aiming to 'continue her good work' and is seeking new members.

Contact Sati on 01628 628508 to join.

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