Category Archives: Charity

Raising Money for Vision Action in Sierra Leone

Insiyah is planning to travel to Sierra Leone with Vision Action – a UK charity that provides optical aid and services to developing countries in Africa – to help strengthen essential and basic eye care in schools, communities and vision centers. Her visit will include conducting eye tests and distributing glasses to school students, with the hope that this will improve their academic performance.

Ladies of London Host Brownie Sundae Fundraiser for Literacy

The Ladies of London, a Dawoodi Bohra women’s empowerment group, recently held a Brownie Sundae Fundraiser to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust.  Dawoodi Bohras have always been encouraged to pursue both religious and secular education, and literacy is the foundation upon which an education rests.  Data shows that 1 in 4 adults in…

London Youngsters Sell Doughnuts in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Research

For Muslims, Ramadan is not only the month of prayer and fasting, but also a time of giving and supporting those in need.  This year, young volunteers from the London Dawoodi Bohra community came together to set up an iftar stall in which they sold Krispy Kreme doughnuts to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support,…

World Health Day: Helping Refugees Impacted by the Earthquake in South-Central Turkey

Dr. Mustafa Ganijee, a member of the Manchester community of Dawoodi Bohras, recently spent time in Turkey providing medical services to people affected by the earthquake in Turkey.  To mark World Health Day – which this year celebrates the 75th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization – we spoke to Dr. Ganijee about his reflections and experiences.

Dawoodi Bohra Cricket Club Volunteers for ‘Who is Hussain’ Food Drive

Earlier this month, members of the Dawoodi Bohras’ Northolt Manor Cricket Club volunteered for the ‘Who is Hussain’ food drive in Acton, West London.  The food drive provided care packages, hygiene kits, fresh meals, and hot drinks for those in need in Acton and the surrounding area. “Who is Hussain” is a grassroots organisation that…

UK Bohras hold fundraisers for earthquake victims in Turkey & Syria

Dawoodi Bohras communities across the UK came together over the last month to raise much-needed funds for the international earthquake relief effort. Community members in London, Leicester and Nottingham hosted local fundraisers to gather donations for the charity White Helmets, a volunteer organisation that provides support with medical evacuation, urban search and rescue, and essential service delivery.

Bohra Badminton Players Keep Fit and Raise Funds for Ukraine Victims

In 2018, a group of friends from the Dawoodi Bohra community of London started playing badminton together at Southall Sports Centre as a fun way to socialise and help each other stay fit.  As the group of friends expanded, so did the commitment, and now more than 20 London Bohras meet up to three days…

Supporting Those Hit Hardest by Covid-19 in India, Pakistan and Yemen

Mrs Shakir recalls talking to a relative who told her that, due to Covid-19 quarantine measures, many people were unable to work, leaving them with no income and unable to meet their basic needs.  She wanted to help them. Helping others in need is an integral part of the Dawoodi Bohra faith, especially during the…