Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Slough were awarded a *Certificate of Recognition* by Cllr. Preston Brooker, the Worshipful the Mayor of Slough this month in recognition for their ongoing ‘local community welfare and support initiative’ that started in March 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The initiative was established to help and support the elderly and vulnerable in the local community and comprises of providing regular food donations to the local foodbank, Slough Outreach, the Salvation Army and the NHS staff and patients at Wexham Park Hospital.
In recent months, the members of the community have donated hundreds of face masks to the elderly residents of care homes around Slough and the vulnerable homeless community.
The community is regularly involved in supporting the homeless community in Slough and provides non-perishable food items on a regular basis alongside monthly soup kitchens to feed the vulnerable during these difficult and challenging times.
The Certificate of Recognition succeeds the previous community award given to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Slough in the 2018/2019 period by the then Mayor of Slough, Cllr. Paul Sohal.
President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Atiq-Ahmad Bhatti said: “We are humbled to be have been recognised by the Mayor of Slough for our efforts in helping the local communities in Slough. Our commitment is to serve others who are in need during difficult times and during good times. This year is particularly challenging in so many respects, so we have stepped up our efforts more so to assist and support as many vulnerable members of society as possible.”