Drawing inspiration from Macmillan’s “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning“, the Ladies of London organised their very own “Afternoon Chai” event, selling both sweet and savoury items such as cakes, cookies, samosas and chaat, with endless cups of spiced Indian chai. There was something for every taste, including a chocolate fountain, fresh waffles and even a face painting station for children.
As well as raising awareness of the great work undertaken by Macmillan throughout the UK, the event celebrated the coming together of a community for a great charitable cause.
The Ladies of London – a Dawoodi Bohra grassroots organisation focusing on female empowerment through charitable contribution – hosted their 4th annual fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Held as part of the Dawoodi Bohras’ global Project Rise initiative, which seeks to improve the lives of the less fortunate among us, Afternoon Chai was attended by neighbours and local police. Diva Nazari Feroz, a resident living close by the Dawoodi Bohras’ masjid, or mosque, in Northolt, commented,
“Another great event by the Bohra Community, who always surprise me with their community service and charity work.”
Afternoon Chai is part of a series of events held by the Dawoodi Bohras’ Ladies of London to support a range of charities, including Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and MIND, which works for better mental health.
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities providing specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care. In addition Macmillian runs a support line offering free, confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones: 0808 808 00 00 – 7 days a week; 8 am – 8 pm.