Social initiatives

  • Elderly Community Lunch in Teesside March 20, 2017

    ELDERLY COMMUNITY LUNCH – NEW & EXCITING REOCCURRING EVENT! We have started 2017 off with a new, exciting initiative, linked to the Eldery Care Project. We hosted our first ‘Elderly Community Lunch’ for elderly people from all faiths and none on Monday 27th February at the Trinity Centre in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough. It was a great success, with ...

  • NEW: Playgroup for Muslim Munchkins! February 1, 2017

    Our Muslim Munchkins Playgroup is officially opening on Monday 6th February. The sessions take place at The Beacon (Westgate Road, Newcastle), from Monday to Thursday. Children can join either from 4:45 till 5:45 pm OR from 6:45 till 7:45 pm. Click here to register your Muslim Muchkin! For more information, contact us via info@idcnortheast.org or 07811164299

  • Elderly Care Project 2017 January 11, 2017

    Age UK have recently published results of a research they conducted. It showed that half a million people over the age of 60 usually go at least five or six days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all! This once again shows how important it is for us all as community to make sure ...

  • Help The Homeless 2017 January 11, 2017

    “(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive, for the love of God, saying: ‘We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.'” – The Holy Quran, 76:8-9 According to the Guardian, there was a reported  26% increase in homeless people in four ...

  • Help the Homeless 2016 April 5, 2016

    “(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: ‘We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.'” – The Holy Quran, 76:8-9 According to the Guardian, there was a reported  26% increase in homeless people in four ...

  • Neighbourhood Clean Up 2016 March 30, 2016

    Neighbourhood Clean Up 2016

  • Elderly Care Project 2016 March 30, 2016

    The Elderly Care Project (ECP) is one of IDC North Easts longest running Community Welfare Projects. After realising the Elderly were being neglected in the society we live in today and the shocking facts about elderly people dying in the winter as they could not stay warm, we decided to do something about it. Our Community ...

  • Love Your Neighbour 2016 March 25, 2016

    The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever believes in Allaah and the Last Day, let them be kind to their neighbour.” (Muslim) One of the most beautiful teachings of Islam is the emphasis that is placed on fulfilling the rights of the neighbour. We are commanded to show kindness and consideration towards our neighbours. ...

  • ECP Winter Warmth Campaign 2015 February 5, 2016

    “There is an average of 26,700 winters’ deaths in England and Wales over the last ten years. Each winter, 1 older person dies needlessly every 7 minutes from the cold­ – that’s 200 deaths a day that could be prevented.” (Age UK) This is an astounding figure and something that should concern us as Muslims. The ...

  • Feed the Homeless 2015 October 20, 2015

    Feed the Homeless, (12/09/2015). The brothers came out in force in September and stepped it up a gear at this month’s Feed the Homeless project, and showed by action the importance of looking after those in need in Islam.  Sheikh Riyad from Kuwait who was visiting at this time also took part! Feed the Homeless, (15/08/2015). The IDC ...

  • Give A Toy…Make A Child Smile 2015 September 30, 2015

    It was that time of year again…Yes – the day of Eid-ul-Fitr arrived and our superheores donned their costumes once again for our 3 year running on the #GiveAToy #MakeAChildSmile campaign.  We were at 3 different locations, in 3 different cities… James Cook University Hospital, Teesside, Eid-Ul-Fitr (17/7/2015). A huge thank you to all the staff at ...

  • Muslims “Be Positive” and Give Blood June 10, 2015

    Newcastle Blood Donation Campaign, 10/06/2015. The IDC team were at mosques around the north east encoruaging people to sign up and give blood. This year was a bit different as the team also set up a stall at Newcastles City Library and got people to sign up there too! http://youtu.be/9bXOjDEca_g?list=UUdBdKDY6uVZgf8LwyFtHNWg With National Blood Awareness Week around the corner ...

  • Elderly Care Project 2015 June 2, 2015

    Regular ongoing visits to the community centre in Newcastle on the first Monday and Tuesday of every month, engaging with the elderly service users and staff.  Normally a different theme is used each month to keep the visits fresh and new. Brothers Elderly Care Visit, Greater Walker Community Centre. 08/08/15. A few of the brothers from the IDC team ...

  • Neighbourhood Clean Ups 2015 February 21, 2015

    At the beginning of this year, IDC in 2015 are continuing to work alongside Greening Wingrove to clear the litter of our streets. In the summer, IDC are part of the national Neighbourhood Clean Up campaign with teams up and down the country taking part in this fantastic communal initiative. Neighbourhood Clean Up, West Road and Shipley ...

  • Community Engagement 2015 February 18, 2015

    Green and Wingrove – The Big Orchard Move, 31/01/2015. IDC Volunteers Mark and Christine Jackson dug up Apple trees to relocate them. The project was an iniative taken on by IDC volunteers to continue their work in the community along side Green and Wingrove.

  • Elderly Care Project Winter 2014-15 February 11, 2015

    IDC North East has had a brilliant 2014 and to finish it off we are launching our Winter Campaign. Throughout 2014, the IDC team has been meeting up with the elderly in our city, keeping them company, playing games and helping out at the local community centres. THIS WINTER is our Winter Warm Campaign – Warming the ...

  • The Muslim Snow Patrol December 29, 2014

    It’s winter time! The cold weather is here and the snow is likely to come. As we know, it is extremely difficult to cope with our daily routines when weather conditions worsen. But for most of us, help is at hand from our family, friend or neighbours. However, there are vulnerable members in our communities who don’t get this ...

  • Elderly Care Project 2014 December 22, 2014

    The Elderly Care Project is a social initiative started by IDC in 2013. The aim originally was to help keep elderly members of the community warm in the winter. However due to popular demand from elderly members of the Greater Walker Community Centre, we make monthly social visits to see them. Throughout 2014, IDC North East will ...

  • Make A Child Smile…. Children Eid Hospital Visits 2014. November 18, 2014

    One of our favorite social initiatives is our Children Eid Hospital Visits. Our volunteers jump at the chance of getting involved and only the fortunate few get to visit the children wards on Eid. This year was busier than ever as more hospitals heard about our Eid visits. Once again we bought and collected new toys, ...

  • Feeding the Homeless in Ramadhan July 2, 2014

    As part of our initiatives during Ramadan 2014, the team have been picking up any leftover food at some of the local masjids (Newcastle Central Mosque and Newcastle University Islamic Society)…and dropped it off to The People’s Kitchen to Feed The Homeless. #30DaysOfKindness#MuslimKindness

  • Neighbourhood Clean-up 2013 November 28, 2013

    http://youtu.be/ExNHo5eeJfo The Neighbourhood Clean up (28th November 2013) aimed to show the importance of coming together as a community and keeping the streets clean. Our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “…and removing harmful things from the pathways is charity.” (Bukhari) IDC worked in conjunction with Time Exchange to clean around Arthurs Hill area. Feedback from the community: “The IDC team ...

  • Feed the Homeless 2014 October 20, 2013

    Our Feed the Homeless Social Initiative in Newcastle! (20th October 2013 Newcastle upon Tyne) http://youtu.be/Xj_bIvIPpt4 “(The Righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying, ‘We feed you for the sake of God alone; we seek from you neither reward no thanks.” (Quran 76:8-9) Feedback from the community: The event was successful & ...

  • IDC Eid Carnival 2013 August 10, 2013

    Our First Eid Carnival! Superheroes vs Princesses! (10 August 2013, Newcastle upon Tyne) Raising money for orphans in Bangladesh and Pakistan! And trying our best to make Eid special for our little superheroes and princesses. It was a great day out for families and children with variety of activities to keep people entertained throughout the day! Eid Carnival included Face ...

  • Give a toy….. Make a Child Smile! August 8, 2013

    Muslim Superheroes at the RVI (8th August 2013) http://youtu.be/f3blfk-rA2U Eid should be a day of joy & happiness, especially for kids. IDC North East celebrated both Eid’s this year by buying gifts & collecting donations – giving those presents to sick children at the RVI Hospital & Sunderland Royal Hospital. Both these occasions brought smiles to Children’s faces with ...

  • Be Positive – Muslims Give Blood Middlesbrough May 17, 2013

    Middlesbrough

  • Be Positive – Muslims Give Blood Newcastle February 28, 2013

    Muslims give blood in Newcastle

  • Muslim Snow Patrol January 18, 2013

    Muslim Snow Patrol – What its all about http://youtu.be/tOREVTTtGc0 Muslim Snow Patrol – Why we do it http://youtu.be/egnNPGI1f-E The Islamic Diversity Centre (IDC) in Newcastle has called into action its self-titled ‘Muslim Snow Patrol’ to help clear residential roads and drives in Newcastle’s West End. After Newcastle City Council was contacted about the plans, it provided the team with gloves, ...