After a disruption of one year caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Charity Walk for Peace (CWFP) volunteers from the Baitul Futuh Mosque area were out again at London’s Waterloo station to raise funds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. This year’s fundraising was even more important as it would support services to the thousands of veterans and their families facing hardship as a result of Covid-19.
The Baitul Futuh Regional Poppy Appeal 2021 campaign was launched by the Mayor of Merton Council, Councillor Michael Brunt on 27 October 2021, in a ceremony held in front of the London Borough of Merton’s iconic Civic Centre in Morden.
From Saturday 30 October 2021 to Saturday 13 November 2021, CWFP volunteers devoted their time to fundraise for this noble cause. Jane Ayers, Royal British Legion’s Community Fundraising Manager for London and Mr. Zaheer Ahmad, Chairman of the Charity Walk for Peace visited Poppy Appeal stalls in person at Waterloo station to appreciate the efforts of the CWFP volunteers.
Jane Ayers (Community Fundraising Manager, Royal British Legion, London) visiting stall at Waterloo Station
Mr. Zaheer Ahmad, Chairman – Charity Walk for Peace visiting stall at Waterloo Station
On Thursday 11 November 2021, a Remembrance Service was held at London’s Waterloo station. Raising Funds for the Royal British Legion at Waterloo station, Regional President of the CWFP, Dr Tayyab Ahmad Mansoor laid a wreath during the memorial ceremony. MSN, Yahoo and Newsflare media outlets covered this Remembrance Service.
Wreath Laying Ceremony at London’s Waterloo Station 11 Nov – a
Wreath Laying Ceremony at London’s Waterloo Station 11 Nov – b
Wreath Laying Ceremony at London’s Waterloo Station 11 Nov – c
Members of the Armed Forces Fundraising at Waterloo Station on Thursday 4 November – London Poppy Day 2021
Dr. Tayyab Ahmad Mansoor, Regional President of the CWFP, Baitul Futuh Mosque said:
“The aim of the CWFP is to relieve the suffering of the poor, to promote peace, understanding and goodwill amongst people of all walks of life. Every year the CWFP collects thousands of pounds for the Royal British Legion to support the Armed Forces Community.”
“A team of more than 60 CWFP volunteers from the Baitul Futuh Mosque, devoted two weeks of their time for fundraising at London’s Waterloo Station for the Poppy Appeal 2021.”
“The response from the members of the public was overwhelming and £130,055.17 has been raised for the Poppy Appeal, which will support the serving and ex-serving Armed Forces personnel and their families.”
Poppy Appeal Stalls at London’s Waterloo Station (2)
Further details about the CWFP can be found on the website https://charitywalkforpeace.org/