The Joint effort started on the suggestion of Akhtar Zahid, a local businessman and Cllr Fida Hussain, the Mayor in 2014/15, the rest is history, as the Mosques Council, this year raised another £4,635 bringing the total for the years to £19,691.
The Mayor of Oldham Cllr Derek Heffernan said “I am thrilled to accept this very generous donation by the Oldham Mosques Council”. The members prove how much our Muslim neighbours are now part of the wonderful diverse community which is Oldham today”. My thanks to the Mosques Council and to the members who have worked so hard to raise this money” he added further.
Qari. Abdul Shakoor, Chairman of Oldham Mosques Council said, “the Muslim Community contributes to the voluntary sector in most aspects of life in the Borough throughout the year including regular clean-up campaigns and contribute their time and money to different charities”.
Muftl. Helal coordinator of Oldham Mosques Council said: “We are pleased that OMC has played a key role in contributing the following amounts in 2014/15 £10,800 for Christies Oldham, £4259.40 for Dr Kershaw’s hospice in 2015/16 and £4635 for Councillor Heffernan’ charities this year - We look forward to working with the incoming Mayor in 2017/18
"The raising of funds for the Mayor of Oldham’s charities has hit a note with our congregations and I’m often asked when the funding activity will start?”
Qari. Abdul Shakoor, Chairman of Oldham Mosques Council