1. Raising over £38,000 for a hospital to purchase life-saving equipment
In just six weeks, eight mosques in Preston raised £38,340.86, which included £8,000 from women in the community and £5,000 from madrassah children. The money will go towards investing in the latest technology to diagnose lung cancer.
2. Working with a Christian charity to support the homeless in Islington
Finsbury Park Mosque will team up with the Christian charity Passage to offer homeless individuals a space to relax, get advice, and food once a week at the mosque.
3. Turning their mosque into a food bank to help the hungry
In Swansea, one local mosque is extending the days it offers a food bank service to the local community following demand. Muslim and non-Muslim donate food and those receiving help are of all faiths (or none).
4. Helping converts (and others) learn more about Islam and increase community dialogue
The Light Foundation, a volunteer-run group in Preston, offers a space once a month for the community (that includes converts, other faiths and non-believers) to learn more about Islam and each other.
5. Running a community event and soup kitchen to help their community
Volunteers from Muslim Community Relations – Nuneaton (MCR-N) hosted a community event to educate others about Islam and provide free food for the poor and homeless. The event was run in conjunction with The Trussell Trust and Salvation Army.