Have you heard? Your family is about to get bigger…
You may not know, but in 2015 the UK government committed to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS). Those in dire need of medical attention, survivors of torture, and women and children at risk were to be prioritised in this scheme. The most vulnerable Syrian asylum seekers would be brought over to the UK to be re-housed and essentially, to re-start their lives.
Why are we telling you this?
It is with great honour that we finally announce that TFGLM (Task Force Green Lane Masjid) is sponsoring a Syrian family through this scheme!
Over the years, TFGLM has consistently provided basic aid to Syrian refugees in the form of food, shelter and clothing. But this time, we wanted to do something more. When we came to learn that we could support a family coming over to the UK and help them rebuild their lives, we jumped at the opportunity.
While we rejoice, we must also reflect upon the reality of our Syrian brothers and sisters’ lives and experiences. Alhamdulillah, we live in safety and comfort. We can scarcely imagine what it must feel like to wake up with a destroyed home, murdered family members and absolutely nowhere to go.
The traumas of war run deep
The traumas of war run deep, and for this reason, we wish to invest long-term into the future of this precious family. We believe it is an absolute honour to be in a position to serve our brothers and sisters in such a meaningful way. Through this sponsorship, we hope to re-ignite their hope, facilitate their healing, and help them to rebuild their once vivid dreams.
Very soon now, our first Syrian family will be arriving in the UK. We are honoured that they will become part of our incredible community. This is all very exciting, and of course, we all look forward to welcoming them to their new home. However at the moment we have a house for them, but we need your help to transform it into a home.
The house needs decorating and is unfurnished and we need to come together to decorate this house, purchase furniture, arrange a delicious welcome dinner and sincerely show our new family that we are delighted to welcome them.
Let’s make this family a part of our family!
We need to get together and SPONSOR the following items:
- 2 single beds
- 1 double bed
- 1 baby cot
- 2-3 chest of drawers
- 2 large wardrobes
- Bedside cabinets
- Large mirror
- Clothing – all items and school uniform (money donation)
- Two new sofas
- Dining table and chairs
- Small side tables x 2
- Car seats (Children are 0, 4 and 5)
- Toys for children
- Annual Broadband package
If you would like to volunteer your time or skills to this project, please text (+44) 07858 150671 with your details.
If you would like to sponsor any of the above items, please text (+44) 07858 150671 with the name of the item/items you would like to sponsor and the amount in sha Allah.
If you would like to volunteer your time or skills for this project an amount to this project please do so HERE.
We invite you to play a part in this noble cause, and we look forward to working together to rebuild Syrian lives.
The Prophet(SAW) said:
“None of you will believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.”
Let’s act upon this and give our new family whatever we can to have a home just like ours so that they can start rebuilding their lives and overcoming their traumatic past in sha Allah.