Hawwa Appeal is a registered charity for facilitating and delivering urgent support during Covid-19. The team and I liaised with Wakefield City of Sanctuary, Mears Group and the managers at Urban House to consult residents about the type of support they needed and how the needs could be met.
Hawwa Appeal raised funds to meet the needs of around 300 -500 residents, of any or no religion, by providing food parcels containing sufficient fruit and food that didn’t require cooking, for two meals a day per person. We raised £9,000 for this in the month of Ramadan. The weekly food parcels that we have provided before and after this cost around £300/500 a week. We provided toiletries, clothing, toys and baby items to those that request them. As well as items such as Prayer mats, copies of the Quran and Bible to those that requested them. Residents at Urban House, Pinderfields hospital and hotels where asylum seekers and refugees were dispersed to, were provided with Quran cubes (tabletop audio players).
Given that under tremendous pressure and financial strains, our support was appreciated and commended by professionals and those who are receiving it. Communities have built a good rapport with Hawwa Appeal and seeing their efforts offered to make contributions towards their food packs is something I am proud of.
Hawwa Appeal needs continued support with goods and funds to sustain the support that we provide during difficult and testing times ahead. We are planning to provide support to food banks as well as addressing the needs of the deprived and vulnerable in the Community.