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Mosque Honoured At The Scottish Parliament
Members of Lanarkshire Mosque were honoured in the Scottish Parliament last week for the help they have given to Syrian refugees.
A pair of families have already settled in South Lanarkshire as part of the UK’s refugee resettlement programme, with around 60 expected to arrive in the area during the first year of the scheme.
After submitting a motion to the Scottish Parliament praising the mosque, Central Scotland MSP John Wilson welcomed them to Holyrood.
Mr Wilson said: “It was wonderful to meet the committee and hear about the work they do. The mosque volunteers organise a wide range of activities and charitable endeavours for the local community. The mosque is an excellent community hub and it was wonderful to hear about the warm welcome the community gave to newly-arrived refugees. Starting a new life in Lanarkshire after having undertaken such traumatic journeys to safety must be very difficult for these families, and the care and support the mosque community have provided will, I am sure, be much needed and very appreciated.”
Mr Wilson said he was excited to hear about the work the mosque carry out throughout Lanarkshire and the support they give to the Well Foundation.
The main aim of the Well Foundation is to provide clean water and sanitation in developing countries, but the charity also run projects to treat preventable blindness.
Monies raised locally have helped fund wells to provide clean water in Mali, Malawi, Pakistan and the Sudan.