“Hendon Mosque made announcements during our Friday (Jumma) Prayers for volunteers to come forward to participate for community projects, we were delighted with the response we receive from our congregation. Many people from our local area and wider, put themselves forward to be part of our team of volunteers.
As a result Hendon Mosque undertook two community projects over the weekend of 16th, 17th and 18th of March.
- Feed the Homeless; and
- Packing toiletries at the Kennedy Leigh Family Center
Feed the Homeless was about collecting non perishable food items over the weekend at Hendon Mosque, to send to external charities like Sufra NW London and Anaya Aid. We collected various items of food, and then packed them into crates and delivered them during the same weekend. Our team of volunteers worked in shifts over 2 days. Sunday the 18th was the biggest challenge as snow had settled and the weather conditions were worsening during the afternoon and evening, and temperatures were near freezing. See pictures below that tell the story.
Also on Sunday 18th March to coincide with Sadaqa day a Jewish-Muslim social action day, Hendon Mosque arranged for a group of sisters to help at the Kennedy Leigh family Care Centre, in Hendon. Barnet Mayor, Councillor Brian Salinger and Mitzvah Day executive director, Dan Rickman, joined Norwood service users, Jewish Volunteering Network members and Hendon Mosque congregants to pack items for the Sufra NW London Food Bank.
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of Hendon Mosque to express my heartfelt thanks to all the brothers and sisters that worked hard to participate in these projects.
I also take this opportunity to appeal to you, old and young, men, women children to actively participate in community projects with us which impact lives both here in the UK, and abroad. Over the next 6-12 months we intend to undertaken several charitable project.
The most upcoming one that we now need your support for is packing medical supplies for Syria. We aim to deliver this inshallah before Ramadan. Also during the month of Ramadan we would like to hold ‘The Big Iftar’ and invites members of our local community to break fast with us and understand better the virtues of Ramadan. For this we require volunteers in large numbers who can help us in plan and deliver these two projects. I look forward to continued support.
Coordinator for Interfaith
Hendon Mosque & Islamic Centre