Masha-Allah the community put in a mammoth fundraising effort. Every single member of our community stepped up to be counted. The youngsters of the community held weekly fundraising food stalls amongst other activities. The sisters held fundraising sales of clothes and household items, donated their jewellery and travelled far and wide to collect funds.
Ali Askari and Aamer Nazir cycled all the way up to Scotland, raising more than £50,000 in the process. Brothers and elders didn't disappoint through their generous donations.
Let's not forget the amazing donations that have come in from all over the UK and beyond. We've had fantastic support from other centres who through their generosity allowed us to make appeals for funds during their events.
The communities up and down the country and have truly come together in an effort to help us achieve our target for the purchase of the new building.
We are now in our emergency collection week. Our payment has to be made to the vendor on the 16th of January. The fundraising effort must continue at full speed. We mustn't stop as every penny that we continue to raise will make our task easier.
We will provide a final target figure in the next few hours. In the meantime we are also putting plans in place for Qarz-e-Hasana so that we can complete the purchase of the building. Please remember however that all Qarz-e-Hasana must be paid back soon - therefore we mustn't get complacent. We must re-iterate that the fundraising effort must continue at full speed.
How to Donate
Making your payment online is quick, easy and secure. Simply click the Donate Online button. You will be taken to PayPal for your payment to be processed. You can use this option even if you don't have a PayPal account. You card details will not be passed to us. We will however see your name, address and your donation info. This information will be stored in our donor management database.
You can make a payment direct into the Masjid-e-Ali building fund account by using your banks online or telephone banking service or by visiting a branch. Our account details are as follows:
Account name: Masjid-e-Ali
Sort Code: 20-53-30
Account Number: 83479242
When making your payment using this method please ensure you include your initials, surname, house number and post code in the payment reference to enable us to send you an acknowledgement. E.g. ASHAH17LU19XX. If this doesn't fit as the reference then please include your full phone number as the reference.
International Bank Transfer
If you would like to donate to us from outside the UK you can send payment to our account with the following details:
Account name: Masjid-e-Ali
Swift Code: BARC GB22
IBAN: GB28 BARC 20533083479242
Branch: Barclays Bank, 28 George Street, Luton, Beds, LU1 2AE, United Kingdom
We can accept donations of £2, £5 or £10 via SMS. To donate via SMS, please send a text message to 70070. You can donate £2, £5 or £10 via SMS. E.g. If you wish to donate £10, then the message would be written as:FIVE14 £10
or if you wish to donate £2, then it will be:FIVE14 £2
We get the full donation, i.e. the mobile networks do not deduct any commission from these donations. You will however be charged the price of a standard SMS (in addition to the donation amount) if your mobile tariff does not include free text messages.
Direct to our collectors
Active individuals from the community have been granted authorisation to collect for the Building fund. Authorised collectors have been given receipt books and must provide you a receipt for your donation. If in any doubt please contact us on 07432 621997 to confirm the identity of a collector.
Donation of valuable items
You can help this fundraising effort through the donation of valuable items such as Jewellery, gadgets etc. These items can then be sold by Masjid-e-Ali or placed into fundraising auctions, raffles etc. If you are donating anything of value please ensure that all details are properly recorded on the "Valuable items form" and a receipt is issued to you.
Set up a fundraising event
We are now on JustGiving.com. It's a great place for you to set up an appeal/activity page to raise funds for Masjid-e-Ali from your family, friends and colleagues.