2. Natco raised £50,000 for Water for Life
Ramadan is a time of giving and compassion, so we were delighted when Natco helped us raise a staggering £50,000 for our Water for Life project during the holy month of Ramadan. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “The best charity is giving water to drink”* (Ahmad) and thanks to your support we were able to provide even more vulnerable people across the globe with safe drinking water.
3. You pledged to #HonourHer
In April, we launched our first ever campaign on gender-based violence calling on supporters to #HonourHer. Ambassadors such as Maria Idrissi and Myriam Francois-Cerrah joined us in the call to end violence against women and girls, whilst our team raised our voice in parliament. You also joined us in raising crucial awareness by signing up to pledge your support and raise crucial awareness. Thank you!
4. AimIR went royal!
Alhamdulillah! Our AimIR Volunteer Leadership programme has not only been going from strength to strength but this year the ground-breaking programme also won the prestigious City & Guild Princess Royal Training Award. What a fantastic achievement! A huge well done to our all participants and to our programme leads!
5. You supported communities in need across Sudan
Thanks to your continued support, this year we were able to support countless communities in need across the globe. One such community – which often goes unheard of – is South Sudan. Our work in South Sudan aims to financially empower locals and build peaceful, more cohesive communities. Masha’Allah!
6. You bought cakes for Syria!
Who can resist cake? Yes, our annual #Cakes4Syria campaign was another roaring success this year. Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and supporters, to date a staggering 25,206 cakes have been sold. Thank you!
7. Eid celebrations went to Parliament!
Last June, we wanted to share the joy of Eid far and wide. That’s why we celebrated Eid with Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt and some of our amazing campaigners in the House of Lords. We helped Muslims and non-Muslims alike remember just how important it so to help those in need every month of the year.
8. You met the challenge 37 times
It’s no secret that we love a good fundraising challenge and alhamdulillah, we’re never short of support. This year was no different. In fact, you took part in a monumental 37 challenges! Yes, you walked, you ran and you cycled to help save and transform the lives of vulnerable communities across the globe. From the Marrakesh Half Marathon, Ottoman Cycle Challenge and Great Scottish Run to the Snowdon Challenge, you raised a staggering £280,000.