June has been a difficult month for many, with covid-19 still affecting the lives of many and thousands feeling the effect of Covid-19 restrictions. However, through all the hardship, Moonlight Trust is proud to say that the public’s support of our aid and appeals has not wavered, and we are delighted to inform you of some of the amazing things that have been happening in the last few weeks:
1.Moonlight Trust founder and CEO Noushin Raja was invited to speak to over 800 students at Desborough School & College Academy Trust in Berkshire. Campaigning and raising awareness is a huge part of our work as young people are the future generation and are key in changing rigid ways of thinking and behaving. Inspiring others to do good is just as important as donating money and resources, and so we thank our Ambassador Kanwal Khan for their support and encouragement in preparing our youth for building a fairer and equal world.
2. As part of Refugee Awareness Week, on Monday 14th
June, we held a free online event, with Sarah Autumn interviewing Moonlight Trust founder Noushin Raja, and Author of the acclaimed ‘The Lightless Sky’, Gulwali Passarlay. For more information on similar events, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and keep a lookout for new updates on our blog and Facebook. For those who missed the event, it is now available to watch on YouTube here.
3.In solidarity with our Black sisters and brothers, Noushin Raja amongst other ambassadors and inspirational speakers honoured George Floyd at the taking the knee event - Moonlight Trust is continuing to support Black and Ethnic Minority individuals via our employability workshops targeted at BAME women and we will keep fighting for a fairer world.
4.Our Covid-19 Crisis Response Centre and our outstanding volunteers were recognised by the Dewsbury Reporter for the aid we provided via delivering food packs, providing mental health, resilience and employability skills to Black and Ethnic Minority women and winter survival packs for the homeless. Click here to read the full article.
5.Richard Burgon, a British Labour Party Politician, and Labour MP Afzal Khan joined Moonlight Trust as ambassadors to support our efforts in relieving the suffering of refugees and other vulnerable people locally and worldwide.
6.Year 12 students at Heckmondwike Grammar School took part in ‘Formal Friday’ and dressed up to raise money for Moonlight Trust! We are humbled by the support we receive from students and young people – the future generation.
7.We provided Eid food packs for refugee families, many of whom were from war-torn countries including Iraq and Palestine. Local volunteers were recruited, and we bought locally produced goods in order to save money and be kinder to our planet. The support of our volunteers was vital in making this a successful project; to donate please click here.
8.Moonlight Trust was awarded the Phoenix Fund, which provides £1 million in emergency grants to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and supports BAME leadership across England! To find out more about the Phoenix Fund and how it will help us achieve our mission, click here.
Once again, the above has been made possible with the help of our wonderful supporters and volunteers, who give up their time and money to join us in building a better present and future for some of the most disadvantaged people around the world. Thank you – together we can do so much more.
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