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 helps to empower communities around the world to host charitable events for the common good. It aims to inspire individuals through the timeless example of Imam Hussain ibn Ali, Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, who to do this day is renowned for his compassion, justice, and dignity. Volunteers strive to reflect those values by organising events to give back to their local communities.
The Dawoodi Bohras’ Northolt Manor Cricket Club was established in 1979. It hosts friendly cricket fixtures and organises community UK T19 tournaments throughout the year. In 2021, the Club joined the Middlesex County Cricket League, playing on a regular basis in Northolt and surrounding areas.
Dawoodi Bohras’ love for sports, particularly cricket, is a long standing tradition. There are worldwide cricket tournaments at which Dawoodi Bohra cricket teams from all over the world participate.
Northolt Manor Cricket Club members volunteered for the food drive as part of the Dawoodi Bohra Project Rise global initiative, which seeks to provide support to local vulnerable people.