She is a revert, a mother and a victim of domestic abuse. Separated now from the man who abused her and left her with a mountain of debt so big she was forced to go to work to repay it, who was there to support her? The answer is Solace, an organisation specifically set up to support revert sisters in difficulty. And this month, they have been working tirelessly on such cases.
I am pleased to announce that after only 2 days of campaigning on this sister’s behalf, the Muslim community had raised enough money to eradicate her debts completely. She now continues to receive the counselling and support of Solace volunteers.
In another example, emails circulated in South London requesting volunteers for another single mother revert who was struggling to cope alone with her 4 children. Solace put together a food rota, volunteers to come and play with her children and take them out to parks, do her food shopping and babysit her children while she could attend medical appointments.
A fantastic model that ought to be replicated nationally Solace, under the patronage of Sheikh Haitham Al Haddad, is always looking for volunteers and charitable donations.
For more information visit http://www.solaceuk.org/