5th January 2013
A MESSAGE FROM SAIF
LIVE IN GLASGOW
After coming back from Glasgow I was still buzzing from the experience and response from the audience. Alhamdulillah £25,000 was raised for the people
of Gaza who need medical help. Meeting people who were supporters from day one was amazing.
Bumping into the Islamic Relief team again was great, it also reminded me why I loved performing in
Scotland. The crowd are young, loud and responsive.
I gained many followers from Glasgow so the journey back was busy getting to know you all through Twitter and Facebook. I love conversing with supporters and listening to their thoughts and ideas.
I'm always striving for perfection because that's what the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) taught us.
I wasn't sure what to expect at the Redbridge Foodbank as I'm used to offering my services to charities who provide aid in other countries.
These days there are many average families who are in need and struggling to keep up with life.
When I turned up the project manager gave me an insight into the history of the charity and what they have achieved thus far.
Hearing that the government really supported this
scheme was reassuring, showing that they realise there is a problem and they are taking action to solve this.
I was then introduced to the rest of the team. There were people from all walks of life, one was even a primary school head teacher.
We then got to work and separated all the donations
into boxes sorting soups, meat products and pasta and so on. We all worked together and it was really amazing being around such passionate people who really care about the
is something I really have an interest in and if my schedule allows, this will be the first of many opportunities to help charities such as this. After all home is where the heart is.
If we all pull together to support our local communities we will be better prepared to help others from strength to strength.