Category Archives: Charity

Usborne books donated to Northwick Park Hospital

Little Dove's Bookshop

In June 2020, Zainab Abdeali, a member of the Dawoodi Bohra community of London started Little Dove’s Bookshop – a bookshop selling Usborne children’s books. She receives the books from Usborne and delivers them locally for free. Zainab works with both individuals and institutions like schools and nurseries to supply books to all children, no…

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Leicester runs food drive

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Leicester came together in support of Open Hands Trust. A Leicester-based charity, Open Hands run a number of initiatives including a food shop for those in need. The food shop is a free service which relies on donated food and serves individuals facing hardships in Leicester. In light of the…

Brothers participate in Shoebox Appeal for the homeless

Winter is an especially difficult time of the year for the homeless in the UK. This year, COVID-19 has exacerbated the hardships of winter, leaving the homeless struggling for both shelter and food, and ultimately survival. Three young Dawoodi Bohra boys from London: Juzer, Mohammed and Taher have participated in the Royal British Legion’s Shoebox…

Ladies of London hold third cancer fundraiser

On 25 September 2020, Ladies of London held their 3rd Annual Macmillan Afternoon Chai fundraiser for Cancer Support as a Drive-Thru . Macmillan Cancer Research is a long-standing charity in the UK that provides support and care to cancer patients and survivors, whilst contributing greatly to cancer research and treatments through innovative research. Annually, Macmillan…

Ladies of London raise funds for cancer charity

Cake Slice

On Saturday 12th October, Ladies of London hosted an ‘Afternoon Chai’ event to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Drawing inspiration from an existing internationally recognised charity: the Macmillan Coffee Morning, this Afternoon Chai event sold both sweet and savoury items such as cakes, cookies, samosas and masala potatoes, with endless cups of spiced Indian chai….

Coffee morning fundraiser in Birmingham

Community members in Birmingham held a Coffee Morning on the 28th of September 2019 at Saifee Masjid, where women made home baked cakes, brownies and coffee for a fund raising sale. This was in support of the Macmillan Coffee Morning UK, to raise funds to support cancer patients and their families. Macmillan Nurses is an organisation…

Ladies of London raise funds for children’s hospice with pancake feast

Super supporters Ladies of London organised a very special pancake sale last week in celebration of Ramadan and in support of their local children’s hospice charity. Maryam Rasul, a member of Ladies of London explains the importance and meaning behind Ramadan, ‘We only have what we give. These words could not be more true in…

Art in Mind event hosted by Ladies of London

On Sunday 3rd March 2019, Ladies of London hosted a charitable art exhibition to raise money for the charity MIND – for better mental health. This event, labelled Art in MIND took place in the al-Masjid al-Husainy complex in London and showcased the talent of 11 community artists. The exhibition included a stunning range of work from photography to…