SHAFAQNA – Fourteen East End mosques in Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest in London have joined forces to raise an incredible £17,000 for local children’s charity Richard House Children’s Hospice.
The fundraising campaign took place in participating mosques on one of the busiest Friday prayers of the year. Mr Abdullah Dalal spokesperson for the fourteen mosques said:
“The Muslim community in East London has contributed to many charitable projects nationally and internationally. We decided to come together and raise money for a local charity, and selected Richard House due to its amazing work with children and young adults, and with its 15thyear anniversary being celebrated in 2015.”
So far an astounding £17,000 has been raised, with money still coming in.
Mary Meekings, Head of Community and Events at Richard House, said: “We are very grateful to everyone who donated money during Friday prayers. The fundraising total is incredibly generous and will make a huge difference to the families who use our services at Richard House.”