Slough volunteers will be ‘out in force’ over the next two weeks to raise funds for the annual poppy appeal. Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Slough and South Bucks will be at Sainsbury’s on Uxbridge Road and Taplow, as well as ASDA in Cippenham. Over the last few years, the Slough community members have raised over £60,000 for the poppy appeal on behalf of RBL Cippenham and RBL Burnham. Secretary Outreach for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Slough, Atiq Ahmad Bhatti said: “We are thrilled to be able to once again be out and about raising funds for the annual poppy appeal.
“Last year was low-key due to COVID, but this year things have returned to some normality and it is wonderful to be out raising funds and raising awareness for this incredible charity that supports so many who need help. “We expect to raise approximately £15,000 this year for the local poppy appeals. “Raising funds for charity is an Islamic obligation upon us, a means of serving humanity, and a way of giving back to society.”Our commitment is to do our utmost in every undertaking, ensuring it makes a positive difference to others.” In the UK, 600 members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are raising funds across the London overground and underground stations. Last year, the community raised over £685,000 for the appeal.