Our Lady and St Anne’s Primary School Summer Fayre, Newcastle. 08/07/2015.
A group of the IDC sisters helped to raise nearly £60 in funds at the summer fayre by applying henna patterns for the kids, and here is a couple of the volunteers having a conversation about Islam, which lasted nearly an hour.
Gosforth Park First School Summer Fayre, Newcastle. 15/06/2015.
Overall a great day at Gosforth Park First School. Islam was talked about in general with kids and parents and sister Khadija had conversations started by children which was nice.
A new initiative for 2014 was to engage with schools and organisations at their Summer Fayres. Volunteers took with them samosas and mendhi and got a chance to support fundraising efforts for various causes. There was also opportunities to open dialogue with the public as volunteers discussed Islam and cleared some misconceptions. IDC proved to be popular at the summer fayres as we participated in 5 and engaged with nearly 3000 people!
Heaton Manor School, Newcastle, 12/07/2014. Attendees: 200.
IDC North East were recently at Heaton Manor School helping out at their Summer Fayre and raising funds for the school. We were overjoyed to receive a letter from a member of staff giving us such positive feedback. The letter said:
“I would like to express my gratitude to the Islamic Diversity Centre for attending our recent School Summer Fair. Your stall was very popular and your generosity in donating the money spent on your delicious Samosas to our school in the sum of £100.00 was unexpected, and an extremely kind gesture. I witnessed many positive conversations taking place between your colleagues and those who attended our fair, on removing some of the negative stereotypes unfairly associated with Islam…
Please extend my thanks and best wishes to all of your colleagues for their hard work and commitment in demonstrating the positive impact Islam has on our community”.
St Oswalds Hospice, Newcastle, 06/07/2014. Attendees: 2000.
Hotspur Primary School, Newcastle, 05/07/2014. Attendees: 300.
Canning Street Primary School, Newcastle, 02/07/2014. Attendees: 300.
Gosforth Park First School, Newcastle, 06/06/14,14/06/14. Attendees: 200.
As part of our latest initiative – “Summer School Fayre Project”, members from the IDC team went to the Gosforth Park First School Summer Fayre to help them raise money.
The sister sold samosas, pakoras and gave free dates and literature!