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20 Sep

Preventing sight loss

This year’s National Eye Health week is underway in the UK, raising awareness of the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all.Around the world 2.2 billion people have a visual impairment, even though almost half of cases are preventable or treatable. Without proper testing and care, millions will continue to live without the gift of sight.Research shows that one in 10 people from minority ethnic communities in the UK over the age of 65...

21 Apr

Ramadan Halal Food Packs

In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. With increases in unemployment and the reduction in income as a result of the covid pandemic, food poverty and the number of people turning to foodbanks for support has dramatically risen. During Ramadan, we fast and are hungry for a month, but those in our communities who rely on foodbanks are hungry all year round. This is why the Sarwar Foundation is proud to be...

13 Nov

Scottish Toybank Appeal launched to deliver Christmas for 2,000 children

A nationwide campaign has been launched to provide Christmas presents for 2,000 children across Scotland struggling during the festive season. Working with Children 1st and Scottish Women’s Aid, the annual Toybank Appeal aims to provide a toy or gift voucher to young people who may otherwise receive nothing at Christmas. The initiative, organised by the Sarwar Foundation, is now in its eighth year and is also being supported by PFA Scotland and its members. With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to cause hardship and...

22 Mar

Viral Kindness Scotland

A national free helpline in Scotland has been launched as part of a community project involving around 500 convenience stores to help with shopping deliveries and to tackle loneliness. A number of organisations across Scotland have come together to build a unique community-led response to the coronavirus outbreak. The service will act as a free hub for local groups across Scotland, and will be used to make connections between people and organisations The Viral Kindness Scotland project includes:• Glasgow-based contact centre Go-Centric, which...