The first term has been incredibly busy for the Islamic society (ISOC), with each month being jam-packed with award winning, fundraising, and stereotype breaking moments. To sum up our highlights for the first year, here are some highlights from our first term in 2017.
Raising over 2K for charity
Every year we take part in a global campaign where universities and Islamic societies across the world compete to raise the most money for orphans and the most needy children. You may have seen us at Llandaff at one of our many cake sales making some noise to get donations for charity week. This year, we hosted quiz nights, carried out street collections in town and took part in challenges such as going vegan for the week or a sponsored silence as well as climbing Mount Snowdon in a storm!
We also united with the ISOC over at the University of South Wales for some healthy competiton in raising the most money at our Street Food Bazaar. We were incredibly humbled to be recognized for this collaboration, winning us an award for the Best Display of Unity Award in Wales & West England!
It was a hectic week, packed with a lot of activities, resulting in raising a grand total of just under £2,170! The projects this year were sponsored by Islamic Relief all towards aiding children in extreme poverty or displaced due to war.
The hardest part is voting where to place the money, whether it would be aiding the children affected and refuged by the Myanmar crisis, funding clinics in Somalia or rehabilitating schools in Malawi, it will be revealed to us in the new year which project was voted as the most popular by the institutions involved.