Monday, 16 June 2014

The "Deen Riders" ride for Caudwell Children on 21st June 2014

BFTF has previously posted about the rather awesone "Deen Riders" and their campaign to help civilians in Syria back in 2013.

Now the Deen Riders have turned their attention to a cause much closer to home - that of "Caudwell Children", a national charity who :
"...provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. We also run our Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and our Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions... we are motivated to improve the lives of the estimated 770,000 disabled children living in the UK, starting with the 400,000 living in or on the margins of poverty."

The Deen Riders will be doing this, inshallah, by a fundraising bike trip to Cornwall on 21st June 2014 - and you can suppport them by donating on their JustGiving Page, which has this heartfelt message:

"We say we care about our community and we claim to understand the needs of the distressed, yet so many of us are oblivious to what really goes on. How many of us can say we know what it's like to have to tend to a child who is constantly in pain or discomfort? How much rest do you think a mum would get with that to deal with?

Deen Riders have organised a sponsored ride to help Caudwell Children...We will be riding to cornwall to visit a family in need of specialist equipment. Our aim is to raise money to go towards the crisis fund. This will help families who have been struck with the reality that their new edition to the family has a disability.

Come on guys. You know this is a worthwhile cause so let's not hit low numbers here. Let's make a real difference for the children who need you now."

To BFTF's mind, the Muslim community in the UK needs to do a better job of supporting charitable causes that are not focussed on Muslims, but are instead directed towards fulfilling needs in wider society - just like the Deen Riders are doing in this campaign.

BFTF is proud to be a donor to this effort and hopes you will be too.

And also wishes success to the Deen Riders in their ride, and to Caudwell Children in their efforts to ease the lives of so many diaabled children and their families.

The Deen Riders in Nottingham in 2013

1 comment:

  1. We really appreciate your support. It means a lot to us when people like you understand what we do and why we do it. The community is dependent on you and the important work you do. May Allah grant you every success ameen. There's lots to be done!