Submitted by: Aslam Hansa
Noor-Ul-Islam Trust is moving to temporary accommodation adjacent to its permanent home on the High Road in Leyton.
This move will allow demolition of the mosque and community centre and for a new complex (pictured) to be built in the coming months. This £8million project will provide improved facilities for the whole community, not just Muslims.
Following years of planning for this new project, the work is about to start. Many of the Trust’s existing services will now take place in temporary accommodation at 717–723 High Road, Leyton, however during the work, facilities will be restricted.
The Trust has been based on the High Road since its inception, 25 years ago, but its venue is now too small and in need of major repairs to house the ever expanding number of services.
The Trust is a registered charity first set up in 1990. It looks after social, welfare and educational needs of the local community. It not only works within the Muslim community but seeks to work with others. It is the founding member of the all faiths community forum and often fund raises for various groups, including Age UK, Children with Leukaemia, NSPCC and the maternity section of Whipps Cross University Hospital.
Some of the activities run by the Trust include pre-school, full time primary school, an active youth group, football sessions with Leyton Orient Football Club and swimming activities at Waltham Forest College.
For more information visit www.noorulislam.org.uk or call 020 8558 0786.