KCL Charity Week 2013
King's Islamic Society (ISOC) raised £71,736.32 in during Charity Week (23rd Oct-1st Nov). Nationally, Islamic societies across the country collectively raised a huge £593,171.86 for the cause. By the Grace of Allah, our efforts have been excellently received and below are a few excerpts from press releases by King's College London and also the King's College London Student Union (KCLSU). Links to the full article can be found below.
The project is run under a unique 100% donation policy (to Orphans & Needy Children), whereby every penny spent is accounted for and can be seen in the annual reports.
Message from Bilal Aykac, President of the KCL Islamic Society
Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullah,
A bit late on the update, was recovering from the madness that was last night! Totally lost my voice from all the cheering subhanAllah. KCL never fails to represent at the countdown dinner.
It brings me great joy to announce that the brothers and sisters at King's College Islamic society raised an incredible £71,736.32 this year! Allahu Akbar! Where the money came from, Allah knows best. We managed to raise 20k more this year in comparison to last!
Alhamdulillah, with the permission of Allah s.w.t. we are always trying to make things bigger and better here at the islamic society. There are a few messages we can take away from this years charity week:
- When working for the sake of Allah, anything by His Permission is possible. To have university students be able to raise that much for orphans and needy children is absolutely amazing. We ask Allah to accept our efforts and deeds. Ameen.
- Charity does not end with charity week. Charity is an act of worship, and limiting it to one week is a severe injustice. Helping our brothers and sisters in this country and abroad is something that should be done all year round, so let this be the start of something good. You yourselves have seen what you are capable of when you put all your efforts into it, so don't let it stop here!
- Stay in touch with us! Dont let it be that charity week is the first and last time we see you! If you enjoyed charity week, we also have the ARK project (Acts of Random Kindness)
So stick around, as the ISOC always has something that you can get involved with!
We ask Allah to accept our efforts, forgive us of our shortcomings, and allow our good actions to give rise to more good deeds in His Name. Ameen!
Official Press Release - King's College London
"King’s College London’s Islamic Society (ISOC) has raised £71, 736.32 for charities which help orphans and needy children as part of Charity Week which took place at the end of October.
Charity Week is a national initiative, in association with Islamic Relief, which involves most university ISOCs as well as extending across to societies in Canada. King’s ISOC has been involved with the initiative since its inception, ten years ago. The ultimate vision of Charity Week is to inspire Muslim students to become socially engaged and united upon Islam as well as raising money for children around the world who are in desperate need.
The Charity Week scheme saw £593, 171.86 raised overall with King’s ISOC coming second in the UK for the amount raised for the second year running. 100 per cent of the donations raised will go directly to Islamic Relief to help orphans and needy children across the world."
Credit: Press release from King's College London. View the full article here.
Official Press Release - King's College London Student Union (KCLSU)
"In just one week, student group KCL ISOC raised £71,736.52 in support of Islamic Relief’s Charity Week for Orphans and Needy Children around the world. From bungee jumping to baking, nothing was too much effort for this group of dedicated fundraisers. So much so KCL ISOC raised the second highest amount of money during Charity Week out of all those who took part nationally."
Credit: Press release from King's College London Student Union (KCLSU). View the full article here.