Mayor of the Merton Council launched Baitul Futuh Mosque Poppy Appeal 2021

29 October 2021

Charity Walk for Peace (CWFP) – an initiative of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association UK – is pleased to announce its launch of the National Poppy Appeal Collections campaign starting on Saturday 30th October 2021 and taking place across the United Kingdom.

This year, CWFP is again looking to match its 2019 collection of a staggering £500,000 for the Poppy Appeal by selling poppies at underground and overground stations; at local supermarkets; and through many other venues.

The CWFP ‘Poppy Appeal’ campaign is linked to its earlier annual ‘Walk for Peace’ events organised all over the UK, where hundreds of thousands of pounds are raised for UK-based charities every year.

To date, it has raised over £6.2 million through its members volunteering hundreds of hours across the UK.

On Wednesday, 27 October 2021, The Worshipful, the Mayor of London Borouth of Merton, Councillor Michael Brunt launched Baitul Futuh Mosque Poppy Appeal 2021.

Dr Tayyab Ahmad Mansoor, President of the CWFP, Baitul Futuh Mosque said, “The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is reported to have said: ‘Love for one’s country is part of faith’. The Poppy Appeal funds support our Armed Forces communities. It is one way of thanking and showing appreciation to those who put their lives at risk to protect our country. So, our volunteers are looking forward to participating in the fundraising for this noble cause.”

Volunteers from the Baitul Futuh Mosque will be fundraising on Waterloo overground and underground stations, where they have raised more than £52,000 in 2019.