Category Archives: Charity

World Water Day 2021

Since 2017, Ilham Tayabali and her husband Aziz Tayabali, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of London, set up the Yahya Foundation, a non profit organisation set up to help vulnerable children & communities affected by the crisis in Yemen. Over 50% of people in Yemen do not have access to clean water.  This shocking…

International Women’s Day 2021

First celebrated in 1911, 8 March marks International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year on IWD, the Dawoodi Bohras of the UK have taken time to speak to and learn from Dawoodi Bohras across the UK of different cities, ages, and…

Dawoodi Bohras of Leicester Walk Around the World for Cancer Research UK

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Leicester commemorated World Cancer Day on 4th February by organising a month long “Walk Around the World Challenge” to raise awareness of the fight against cancer and to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Setting themselves the ambitious target of collectively walking 24,901 miles – the circumference of the Earth…

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…