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, one of the largest British charities that provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.
Over the course of two weekends, the youngsters worked together to sell Krispy Kreme doughnuts and hot chocolate with a portion of their proceeds going towards Macmillan, a charity that the London Bohras have supported for many years. Dawoodi Bohra community members eagerly looked forward to the sale as a warming cup of hot chocolate was the perfect cure to the rainy British weather.
This fundraiser – which was held as part of the Dawoodi Bohras’ global Project Rise initiative – provided an opportunity for youngsters to get more involved in philanthropic events and opened up pathways for collaborative events in the future where they can give back to the wider community.