In partnership with Watnall Road Baptist Church and their Lead Minister Rev. Simon J Robinson, the Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham have been lending their support to a Government-sponsored Syrian refugee resettlement programme. Local Bohras have been helping recently-arrived refugees by donating clothes, food and other essentials, and then helping them to integrate into the local community and find employment.
In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty, including 4.5 million children. Continuing their partnership with the local church, the Nottingham Bohra community has been supporting the Hucknall Food Bank during the Covid-19 crisis. Members not only donated food and money to those who could not afford the basic essentials in life, they also volunteered to take food parcels directly to those in need due the Government’s stay-at-home requirements.
Project Rise is a global philanthropic endeavour initiated by the Dawoodi Bohra community that aims to raise the situations of the less fortunate among us. Donating and volunteering at food banks is just one of the ways that the Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham are supporting vulnerable members of the local community.