23rd of March 2018
Good Friday Appeal – Mosques donate generously to a cause important to their hearts.
Mosques across Victoria have generously come together, pledging to help raise $20,000 for the Good Friday Appeal.
The Muslim community continue to be an annual supporter of the Good Friday appeal, helping raise much needed funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in the lead up to Good Friday.
Islamic Council of Victoria’s (ICV) member mosques and societies from all around the state are combining their Friday prayer donations in support of the hospital’s world-class care for our children.
An estimated 200,000 Victorian Muslims have been actively donating to the charity for years, but this year are hoping to raise more awareness, more funds and more heart than ever before.
ICV executive director Nail Aykan said mosques are a place for charity.
“The Muslim community is very charitable and we are very proud of that. Giving alms is one of the pillars of Islam. We are very excited about raising at least $20,000 for the Good Friday Appeal”.
While the ICV is raising money for all of Victoria’s sick children, community members have been reflecting on stories of children like Ahmed. Ahmed was diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation, resulting in a kidney failure. Ahmed passed away five years ago, but his legacy lives on, and his family could not have overcome such a traumatic experience without the support and quality care by the RCH.
If you’d like to take part in our $20,000 Good Friday Appeal pledge please visit: https://goodfridayappeal2018.everydayhero.com/au/royal-children-s-hospital-appeal-by-victorian-muslims
Interviewee and photo opportunity: Ahmed’s parents with their hospital chaplains
Interviewee: ICV Project Manager Nada Kalam and CEO Nail Aykan
For any further enquiries contact ICV: 9328 2067 | email@example.com