Muslim Community Raises £60k for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan
More than 600 people from Islamic faith came together at a charity dinner for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. They were joined by MP Stephen Timms, West Ham MP Lyn Brown and Cllr Ken Clark.
Professor Matin Sheriff from Medway Foundation Trust gave a presentation on the causes of cancer.
Saeed Mohamed from Indian Muslims Federation said it was important for Muslims to reach out to people suffering from cancer, and believes it is part of doing God’s work.
“Muslims have a duty to help good causes,” he said. “None come better than aiding the fight against cancer.”
Newham president of the , Saeed Mohamed, said: “People tend to forget how cruel cancer can be and how devastating its impact is on loved ones.
“If even one family or one person afflicted by this disease can be helped, then it is something we must do.”
Lyn Brown MP praised the federation’s dedication.
“It was a delight to attend the Indian Muslim Federation fundraising dinner,” she said. “I think that the leadership of the Indian Muslim Federation deserve much credit for organising this event and for raising so much money. It was a lovely evening and a very worthy cause.”